Patterns of Malignant Lymphoma among Admitted Patients inAl Gamhoria Hospital, Aden, Yemen
The Medical journal of Cairo University
Carcinoma has great prevalence among world population. World Health Organization (WHO) classification of malignant lymphoma has become popular since its introduction in 2001 and has been applied to the classification of malignant lymphoma in different countries around the world. Aim of Study: This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of malignant lymphoma among admitted patients to Al-Gamhoria Teaching Hospital Aden, Yemen in the period between 2010-2014. Methods: A retrospective
... spective descriptive study covering registered cases of lymphoma was applied over the period 2010-2014. Patient's registry data wascollecting from Al-Gamhoria Teaching Hospital Medical Registries Department. The following variables were studied included: Age, gender, tumor site, malignant lymphomas type according histopathology and residency. Results: Both types of lymphoma were having convergent distribution. Most age groups affected were among 30-39 years in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, while in Hodgkin's lymphoma the predominant age group were among 20-29. Male being highest (57.1%) than female (42.9%). The mixed cellularity type was common representing 42.3% in Hodgkin's lymphoma. The nodular lymphoma was 54.7% while in the extra nodular lymphoma; the gastrointestinal was common representing 50%. Most of the registered cases were from Aden Governorate where the hospital is located. Conclusion: Male gender associated with high percentage, the middle age group and mixed cellularity were the predominant in Hodgkin's lymphoma. The gastrointestinal manifestation in extra nodular lymphoma was highly prevalent.