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Title: Malignant lymphoma in Ghana: Part I: A review of surgical material at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital from 1966 to 1971
Authors: Anim, J.T.
Christian, E.C.
Laing, W.N.
Keywords: Adolescent
Age Factors
Burkitt Lymphoma
Ethnic Groups
Hodgkin Disease
Infant, Newborn
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Middle Age
Sex Factors
Child, Preschool
Issue Date: 1973
Publisher: Ghana Medical Journal
Citation: Anim, J. T., Christian, E. C., & Laing, W. N. (1973). Malignant lymphoma in Ghana: Part I: A review of surgical material at the Korle Bu teaching hospital from 1966 to 1971. Ghana Medical Journal, 12(2), 176-183.
Abstract: 391 cases of histologically proven lymphoma were reviewed. The incidence rate was 17.5% of all malignant tumors in the series. Burkitt's lymphoma is the most common type of lymphoma in Ghana, followed by reticulum cell sarcoma. Unlike the situation in western countries, the incidence of Hodgkin's disease in Ghana is low, but the age distribution in all the types of lymphoma studied tended to show a higher occurrence in a slightly younger age group than in the U.S.A., Britain or Japan. Sex distribution was about the same as in other studies, but ethnic distribution showed no significant high occurrence in any of the 4 main groups considered.
ISSN: 00169560
Appears in Collections:Department of Pathology 9

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