Journal of
Cancer Research and Experimental Oncology

  • Abbreviation: J. Cancer Res. Exp. Oncol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2243
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCREO
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 57

Full Length Research Paper

Retrospective study on gastrointestinal tract tumors in humans in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Mbuk E. U.*
  • Mbuk E. U.*
  • Equitation Department, Nigerian Defence Academy, PMB 2109, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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Amber E. I
  • Amber E. I
  • Department of Surgery and Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 08 May 2017
  •  Published: 31 May 2017


A retrospective study of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) tumors of humans in Zaria was carried out to determine the prevalence rates. Of the 124 human cases recorded in Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Zaria, 39 (31.45%) had upper GIT tumors while 42 (33.87%) had tumors located in the lower GIT. All age groups were affected. The risk for developing tumors increased with age in cases studied. The affected age groups varied from 0.75 to 89 years with median of 44.5 years. Males were over represented with sex ratio of 1.5:1. Adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas were predominant.

Key words: Gastrointestinal tract, tumors, humans, Zaria.