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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Hisopathological study of skin tumours

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Author Details : Priyanka Pappala, Sudhakar Raksha*, G Vasundara, P Anusha, K V Murali Mohan

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 543-547

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Introduction: Skin is the largest organ in the body. It is composed of two separate and functionally
independent layers comprising variety of cells which gives rise to different tumour types.
Aim: The aim of this study is to analyze the pattern of distribution of various histopathological skin tumours
in the Department of Pathology at GITAM institute of medical sciences and research, Visakhapatnam.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a prospective study of skin tumours from January 2017
to December 2018. A total of 46 cases of skin tumours were included. The slides were stained with
Haematoxylin and Eosin.
Results: Out of 46 skin tumours, 43 tumours were benign and 3 malignant. The incidence of keratinocytic
tumours was highest 28 cases (60.86%) followed by Melanocytic 11 cases (23.91%) and adnexal 7
Conclusion: Skin tumours were relatively more common in females than males with wide range of age
distribution. Keratinocytic tumours were more common when compared to other skin tumours. Squamous
papilloma is the most common benign tumour.

Keywords: Skin, Tumours, Histopathology.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.106

How to cite : Pappala P , Raksha S, Vasundara G , Anusha P , Mohan K V M, Hisopathological study of skin tumours. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2019;6(4):543-547

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