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dc.contributor.authorDoe, Matthew J.
dc.contributor.authorBua, Emmanuel
dc.contributor.authorObbo, John SO
dc.contributor.authorBisso, Fred
dc.contributor.authorOlupot, Peter Olupot
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-25T15:51:40Z
dc.date.available2022-01-25T15:51:40Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationDoe, M. J., Bua, E., Obbo, J. S., Bisso, F., & Olupot-Olupot, P. (2021). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Eastern Uganda: a 10-year retrospective analysis. African Health Sciences, 21(2), 919-926.https://dx.doi. org/10.4314/ahs.v21i2.54en_US
dc.identifier.issn1680-6905
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1552
dc.description.abstractEndoscopy is required for formal diagnosis of many upper gastrointestinal (UGI) conditions including oe- sophageal cancer (OC). There is a paucity of data on endoscopy findings in East Africa as access to testing is challeng- ing for patients. We describe the findings of 10 years of UGI endoscopy in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH). Records of patients that underwent UGI endoscopy in MRRH, November 2009 – March 2019 were retrospective- ly analysed. Indication, macroscopic findings, histology and patient demographics were retrieved. Sub-group analyses were performed on those with a histological diagnosis of oesophageal cancer.833 eligible patients received single UGI procedures during the study period. Mean age was 54.8 years, range 16-93 years and 56.9% of patients were male. The main indication was dysphagia (42%) and the most common findings OC (34%) and gastritis (28%). 151 patients had histologically proven OC with a median age of 60 years and a 2:1 male to female ratio. 145/151 (96%) of samples tested revealed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Those undergoing endoscopy in MRRH are most commonly male patients presenting in their 5th decade with dysphagia. There is a high proportion of significant findings including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and oesophageal cancer.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAfrican Health Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectGastrointestinal; OGD; LMIC; oesophageal cancer.en_US
dc.titleUpper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Findings In Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Eastern Uganda: A 10-Year Retrospective Analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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