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Article Published In Vol.7 (Nov-Dec-2019)

Epidemiological Pattern of Oesophagealgastric Junction Tumour in Parts of Southern India

Pages : 752-755, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.7.6.7

Author : Dr.S. Anbazhagan, MS.; Dr.P.Ganesh Kumar, MS. and V.S.Iniyan

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Objective: To analyse the symptomatology and clinical presentation of patients with esophagogastric junction growth. Methods: Type of study: Descriptive study Type of analysis: Clinical data analysis done. The patients with GE junction tumors usually present with following complaints:
– Dysphagia
– Vomiting
– Loss of weight and appetite
– Hemetemesis and melena
– Odynophagia
– GERD symptoms
These patients are admitted and evaluated. The evaluation process begins with careful history taking and clinical examination. Comorbid illness is encountered in each patient and evaluated accordingly.
Results: Male patients are more than females (M:F – 1.5 :1). This tumor is common in the 40-70 years of age with high incidence at 60-69 years age group. Siewert’s type I tumor is common accounting for 43.85% of patients. The common presenting symptoms are dysphagia (77.19%), vomiting (63.15%) and weight loss (59.64%).

Keywords: Esophagogastric junction tumors, epidemiology

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