Year: 2021 | Month: June | Volume 8 | Issue 1

Mammographic Practice in Sokoto: An Overview of the Diagnostic and Screening Findings

M. B. Sule S. A. Sa’idu S. M. Ma’aji M. Danfulani G. H. Yunusa A. U. Umar I. H. Gele


Background: Breast cancer has been reported as the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of death from cancer in adult females. The incidence of breast cancer has been steadily rising since the 1980s which has been attributed to increased awareness and availability of mammographic facility. Aim and Objective: A descriptive and retrospect study on 200 adult females referred for either diagnostic or screening breast mammography at the mammographic suite of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto between December 2010 and November 2012. This study aims to compare the outcomes following both screening and diagnostic mammography within the stated period. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study on 200 adult female patients referred for either screening (77) or diagnostic (123) breast examination at the mammography suite of UDUTH Sokoto between December 2010 and November 2012. Results: The prevalence of diagnostic and screening mammography in Sokoto within the study period was found out to be 61.5% and 38.5%, respectively. Conclusion: Abnormalities found following diagnostic and screening mammographic examination were estimated at about 49.6% and 33.8%, respectively.

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