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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Histopathological evaluation of Skin Tumours


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Author Details : Rajinder Kaur, Vanita Kumar, Kuldeep Mehra, Neelu Gupta, Amritpal Singh

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 627-631


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Abstract

Introduction: The skin is the largest organ of the body. Skin tumours encompass a wide spectrum and belong to a diverse group of neoplasm rendering the classification difficult.
Aim: The aim of our study was to analyse prospectively the distribution of skin tumours with reference to age and sex.
Materials and methods: The present study was a prospective study of skin tumours from 1st January 2013 –31st August 2015 at Department of Pathology in Sardar Patel Medical College and associated group of hospitals, Bikaner. The study included all histopathologically confirmed cases of skin tumours.
Results: Out of 110 skin tumours, 74 were benign tumours and 36 were malignant. Thus benign tumours were more common than malignant tumours with benign to malignant ratio of 2.05:1. Incidence of epidermal tumours was highest 83 cases (75.45%) followed by adnexal tumours 20 cases (18.18%). The maximum number of benign tumours was found in second and third decade and malignant tumours in seventh decade.
Conclusion: Benign tumours were common in younger age group whereas malignant tumors showed an ascending trend in age. Both benign and malignant tumours of skin were common in males than females. Verrucas (31.08%) were the commonest benign tumours followed by squamous papilloma (14.86%). Among the malignant tumours Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) was the commonest (55.55%) followed by Basal Cell Carcinoma (30.55%).

Keywords
: Age distribution, Sex distribution, Skin tumours

How to cite : Kaur R, Kumar V, Mehra K, Gupta N, Singh A, Histopathological evaluation of Skin Tumours. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2016;3(4):627-631

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