Pattern of Ultrasonographic Breast Findings in a Tertiary Hospital in North-Central Nigeria

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Pattern of Ultrasonographic Breast Findings in a Tertiary Hospital in North-Central Nigeria

July 27, 2020 Medical Science 0

Introduction: Radiological examination of the breast is established as an essential part of the modern multidisciplinary approach to effective investigation and management of breast disease. Ultrasonography of the breast plays a prominent role in radiological management of breast lesions. Methods: The study was a retrospective analysis of all the breast ultrasound scan at the Jos university Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, Plateau State. Over a one year period of January 2nd 2013January 2nd 2014. All the breast ultrasound scan results were retrieved from the archive of the department after necessary approval. Information soughts for included patient age, sex, indications for the scanning and outcome of the scanning. Results: Women constituted 88.56% of the 201 patients scanned. There was an increase in the age of the patients to the age group of 20-29 after which, there was a steady decline? Fibroadenoma was the highest indication and the second highest finding. There was a good relationship between indications and findings, with a p value of 0.001. Conclusion: It was noted that younger age groups had more breast US, in which benign lesions constituted the major abnormal findings. Most of the males US scans were abnormal compared to females. The clinico-radiological correlation was significant.

Author(s) Details

Dr. A. J. Salaam
Department of Radiology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.O.Box 1363, Jos, Nigeria.

S. M. Danjem
Department of Radiology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.O.Box 1363, Jos, Nigeria

Dr. A. A. Salaam
Department of Family Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, P.O.Box 1363, Jos, Nigeria.

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