Incidence of primary bone tumours and tumour like lesions in and around Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.

V. S. Rao, M. R. Pai, R. C. Rao, M. M. Adhikary

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A total of 523 cases of primary bone tumours and tumour like lesions in and around Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka were diagnosed over a period of 36 years. About 39% of these tumours were malignant and the remaining benign. Among the malignant tumours the highest incidence was of osteosarcoma (45.7%) followed by Ewing's sarcoma (19.4%). Osteochondroma was the most frequent in the benign tumour category (30.3%). Peak incidence of tumour was in the 2nd and 3rd decade of life with a male preponderance. The most commonly affected bones were femur, tibia and humerus in that order. Results indicate a significantly higher incidence of primary bone tumours in this part of India.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indian Medical Association
Volume94
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Incidence of primary bone tumours and tumour like lesions in and around Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this