Primary Bone Tumors in North of Jordan
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- Bone tumor, multiple myeloma, osteochondroma, giant cell tumor
Objective: Primary tumors of bone are relatively uncommon. Little information is available about the etiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and epidemiologic features of bone tumors. In this article, we present the epidemiological data about the primary (benign and malignant) bone tumors in Jordan.
Methods: Retrospectively, we identified and assessed those patients who were diagnosed with primary bone tumor between January 2004 and December 2018 at King Abdullah University Hospital. The following information was obtained: demographics (age, sex), clinical presentation, and location of the tumor. Also, the histopathological results and finding and recurrence of the tumors were retrieved. The included primary bone tumors were those tumors fulfill the World Health Organization classification of soft tissue and bone tumors.
Results: During the study period, four-hundred and thirty-seven cases of the primary bone tumor were diagnosed in our institution. More than half of the cases were males (52.5% males and 47.5% females). In most cases, young adults are affected. The mean age for the diagnosis of giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is 34.1 years. The appendicular skeleton was involved in 269 (81.5%) patients while the axial skeleton in 60 patients. The most common encountered pathology is the multiple myeloma with 120 patients. After that, osteochondroma was diagnosed in 110 patients. Females were mostly affected by giant cell tumor while the osteochondroma and chondrosarcoma were seen mostly in males. Multiple myeloma tends to develop in elderly while juvenile ossifying fibroma occurred in young pediatrics and Ewing sarcoma in school-age children and adolescents. Giant cell tumor and osteoid osteoma have the tendency to recur.
Conclusion: The diagnosis of primary bone tumors is of particular important. The reporting of epidemiological studies is essential in order to expand our knowledge regarding this uncommon type of tumors.
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TY - JOUR AU - Khaldoon M. Bashaireh AU - Mohammed Alorjani AU - Rami A. Jahmani AU - Abedallah Al Khateeb AU - Faisal Nimri AU - Mohammad A. Al-Ebbini AU - Abdel Rhaman M. Ababneh PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/11 TI - Primary Bone Tumors in North of Jordan JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 132 EP - 136 VL - 11 IS - 1 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.201102.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.201102.001 ID - Bashaireh2020 ER -