Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
FERNANDEZ SARABIA, Pedro Antonio et al. Surgical activity in the mastology service of the National Center of Oncology, Luanda, Angola (2007). Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.4, pp. 37-42. ISSN 1561-2945.
INTRODUCTION. Breast diseases are also a health problem in developing countries. Hence, the creation of the Mastology Service in the National Center of Oncology of Luanda, Angola in 2007. The aim of present paper was to describe the surgical activity of this institution during 2007. METHODS. A descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted including 183 patients undergoing some type of breast surgery in above mentioned Service during that period. Data were registered in a form designed by authors and processed using the SPSS statistical program (version 13.0). Information was summarized in absolute frequencies and percentages. RESULTS. In patients operated on there was predominance of benign diseases and plastic surgery techniques in those patients presenting with giant fibroadenoma. All patients with malignant tumors underwent radical surgeries according the late staging present in this series of cases. The rate of surgical complications was low. CONCLUSIONS. Breast diseases are a health problem in study population. Late diagnosis of tumors in advanced stages determines the radical surgical treatment above the conservative one.
Palavras-chave : Breast surgery; breast cancer; breast pathology.