Histopathology of gastrointestinal tract malignancies: A two year retrospective study.

  • Meera Shantaram Mahajan Department of Pathology, MGM Medical college and hospital, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India
  • Neha Amrut Mahajan MGM Medical college and hospital,Aurangabad(Maharashtra).India
  • Shrinivas Shankarrao Kale
  • Chandrashekhar Prabhakar Bhale
Keywords: Gastrointestinal malignancy, Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell carcinoma


Background: Incidence of gastrointestinal malignancies is gradually increasing. The aim of the study is to determine age, sex and relative frequencies of various.Methods: Gastrointestinal malignancies diagnosed between January 2014 to December 2015 in MGM Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad. In this descriptive retrospective study, total of 180 cases of gastrointestinal malignancies were diagnosed in our institution. Demographic and histopathological data were retrieved from the case files and histopath request forms. The slides were microscopically reviewed to confirm the diagnosis.Result: The mean age of the patients was 56 years (SD =13). Peak incidence was in between 40-60years. Male to female ratio of 1.5:1 was recorded. The common GI malignancies were esophageal(50.8%) followed by large intestine (50%).Other anatomic sites affected are stomach(36.6%), perianal region(9.1%) and small intestine(3.3%).Microscopically, adenocarcinoma was the commonest malignancy(67%)followed by squamous cell carcinoma(28%).Conclusion: Gastrointestinal tract malignancies are one of most common cancers in our country. . The incidence has been increasing due to life style changes and these cancers are usually diagnosed late when the disease has already invaded the lamina propria and musculature, because in early stages, the patient usually complains of trivial and nonspecific symptoms. Hence a new look to epidemiological studies in gastric cancer is necessary along with necessary focus on lifestyle modification. DOI: 10.21276/APALM.1246

Author Biography

Neha Amrut Mahajan, MGM Medical college and hospital,Aurangabad(Maharashtra).India
Assistant professor,Department of pathology


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