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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GALL BLADDER CANCER

AUTHORS:

Dr Maria Ikram, Dr Sadia Noor, Dr Mubashra Ameen

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study is to check the medical profile of the patients suffering from cancer of gall bladder. Methodology: The design of this research work is retrospective. The duration of this research work was from February 2015 to January 2019. In this duration of this study, we reviewed the data of all the 66 patients suffering from the cancer of gall bladder. Result: There were total 66 patients in this research study in which 74.90% (n: 49) patients were females and 25.80% (n: 17) patients were males. Female patients outnumbered the male patients. Sixty-three percent -patients (n: 42) were in the age group of fifty-one to seventy years. Seventy-eight percent (n: 52) appeared in the advance stage of the disease. The most important noted symptom was severe pain linked with vomiting, nausea and anorexia. The most important signs were jaundice, obvious mass & hepatomegaly. Ninety-seven percent (n: 64) patients were available with adeno-carcinoma. Conclusions: The occurrence of cancer of gall bladder is very high among female patients in this research work. Most of these females were spending their 5th and 6th decade of life. The cancer of gallbladder displayed relationship with the presence of gallstones & seventy-eight percent (n: 52) patients appeared with advance stage of the disease. KEY WORDS: Gallstone, Cancer, Outnumbers, Symptoms, Jaundice, Anorexia, Nausea, Vomiting.

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