Some epidemiological data about Stomach Cancer in Kosovo.
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Vishi, I., Dogjani, A., Gjata, A., Haxhirexha, K., & Bendo, H. (2021). Some epidemiological data about Stomach Cancer in Kosovo. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 5(2), 864-868.


Despite the continuing decline in incidence, stomach cancer remains one of the most common and deadly neoplasms in the world [1]. According to the literature, stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, ranking third after lung cancer and colorectal in global cancer mortality. About 1 in 12 neoplasm deaths can be attributed to stomach cancer, which has 5 times the highest incidence among all cancers, and over one million new cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed each year worldwide.[2]

Our objectives were: Evidence and detailed statistical description of demographic, diagnostic, clinical, pathological data of stomach cancer patients are included in this study were hospitalized in two clinical surgery medical centers in the period from January 2009 to January 2019, in University Clinical Center in Prishtina-Department of Surgery, Regional Hospital in Ferizaj-Department of Surgery.

Material and methods; The study included 115 patients who met the criteria, and the Study variables were obtained from clinical record data that include: Gender (Male, Female); Age; Clinic of the disease: (indigestion Weakness, Weight loss, anorexia, Melena, Abdominal pain, Epigastric pain, Vomiting…); Tumor stage, histopathologic and lesion type...

Conclusion; Stomach cancer affects both sexes with a preference of men with a ratio of 1.4: 1 (M; F). The most affected age group is 51-70 years which includes about 61.3% of patients. Depending on the localization of gastric cancer, the most affected part of our study was the body of the stomach (46%), the antral part 38%, the cardia part with 15.7%. Typical symptoms in our patients included; Indigestion 46 (40%); Loss of appetite 41 (35.6%); Abdominal pain 70(60.8%); Nausea/ vomiting 35( 30.4%); Postprandial pain 39 (33.9%); Weight loss 56 (48.6%); Melena 19 (16.5%)...
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