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IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1588-1594

The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia

Authors: Zaki Suliman AlHifzi, Mohammed Saad Alamri, Hajar Alhussain Almozher, Zainab Sultan Alamri, Aisha Meteb Altwargi, Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani, Mohaned Saeed Argan, Waleed Ali A. Alqahtani, Asma Saeed Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Musculoskeletal neoplasms lead to significantly high morbidity and mortality rates among cases. Musculoskeletal tumors (MSTs) are relatively uncommon. The current study aimed to assess the magnitude, pattern, and predictors of MSTs among cases. Methodology: A record-based retrospective approach was applied for the current study. The study was conducted at Aseer Central Hospital. Medical records for patients with complete files and no errors and confirmed cases of any type of musculoskeletal tumor were included during the period from 2018 to 2020. Data on both patient and tumor, including patient’s demographic data, such as name, gender, and age, were collected. Results: The study included 69 cases with MSTs. The cases’ age ranged from 8 to 72 years, with a mean age of 31.5 ± 16.3 years. There were 35 female (50.7%) and 34 male (49.3%) participants. The femur was the most reported site for MSTs in the study (30.4%; 21), followed by foot and tibia (11.6%; 8 for each), hand (7.2%; 5), and elbow (5.8%; 4). The most recorded diagnosis was osteochondroma (12.7%), followed by ganglion cyst (9.1%), Ewing’s sarcoma (7.3%), soft tissue sarcoma (5.5%), osteosarcoma (5.5%), lipoma (5.5%), chondroblastoma (5.5%), non-ossifying fibroma (3.6%), benign lesion (3.6%), and Giant cell tumours (3.6%). Conclusions: This study revealed that most of the diagnosed MSTs among the studied cases were benign (osteochondroma and ganglion cyst) with uniform distribution of incidence by age and gender. Also, lower extremities were the most reported sites for MSTs, followed by upper extremities.

Keywords:
Musculoskeletal tumors, bone tumors, musculoskeletal disorders, pattern, epidemiology, radiology


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The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia


Authors
Zaki Suliman AlHifzi
Orthopaedic Consultant, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Saad Alamri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hajar Alhussain Almozher
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Zainab Sultan Alamri
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Aisha Meteb Altwargi
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohaned Saeed Argan
Orthopedic Resident, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Waleed Ali A Alqahtani
Orthopedic Resident, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Asma Saeed Alshahrani
Orthopedic Resident, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammed Saad Alamri, Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; msmam2020@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Aug 2020
Accepted 03 Sep 2020
Published online 18 Sep 2020
Published in print 11 Oct 2020

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AlHifzi ZS, Alamri MS, Almozher HA, Alamri ZS, Altwargi AM, Alqahtani MS, Argan MS, Alqahtani WAA, Alshahrani AS. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi ZS, Alamri MS, Almozher HA, Alamri ZS, Altwargi AM, Alqahtani MS, Argan MS, Alqahtani WAA, Alshahrani AS. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=127767 [Access: November 24, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi ZS, Alamri MS, Almozher HA, Alamri ZS, Altwargi AM, Alqahtani MS, Argan MS, Alqahtani WAA, Alshahrani AS. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi ZS, Alamri MS, Almozher HA, Alamri ZS, Altwargi AM, Alqahtani MS, Argan MS, Alqahtani WAA, Alshahrani AS. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited November 24, 2020]; 4(10): 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi, Z. S., Alamri, . M. S., Almozher, . H. A., Alamri, . Z. S., Altwargi, . A. M., Alqahtani, . M. S., Argan, . M. S., Alqahtani, . W. A. A. & Alshahrani, . A. S. (2020) The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (10), 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi, Zaki Suliman, Mohammed Saad Alamri, Hajar Alhussain Almozher, Zainab Sultan Alamri, Aisha Meteb Altwargi, Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani, Mohaned Saeed Argan, Waleed Ali A. Alqahtani, and Asma Saeed Alshahrani. 2020. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi, Zaki Suliman, Mohammed Saad Alamri, Hajar Alhussain Almozher, Zainab Sultan Alamri, Aisha Meteb Altwargi, Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani, Mohaned Saeed Argan, Waleed Ali A. Alqahtani, and Asma Saeed Alshahrani. "The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi, Zaki Suliman, Mohammed Saad Alamri, Hajar Alhussain Almozher, Zainab Sultan Alamri, Aisha Meteb Altwargi, Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani, Mohaned Saeed Argan, Waleed Ali A. Alqahtani, and Asma Saeed Alshahrani. "The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.10 (2020), 1588-1594. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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AlHifzi, Z. S., Alamri, . M. S., Almozher, . H. A., Alamri, . Z. S., Altwargi, . A. M., Alqahtani, . M. S., Argan, . M. S., Alqahtani, . W. A. A. & Alshahrani, . A. S. (2020) The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (10), 1588-1594. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813


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