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Gynecological Pathology among Elderly Women

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 10)

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Page : 545-548

Keywords : Aged; breast neoplasms; genital diseases; surgical procedures; anesthesia;

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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the health of elderly people. Yet, in developing countries, very few studies have been devoted to these pathologies. It was in this background that we decided to carry out this study dealing with all the pathologies of elderly woman. Therefore, ourobjectives are to list the geriatric gynecological pathologies of our population and to study the peculiarities and the management of each pathology. Methods This is a retrospective descriptive study carried out at the Monastir Maternity Center over a period of 11 years from January 2003 to December 2013. This study involved 269 women aged over 65 years and having gynecologic pathology. Results The average age of our patients was 70.6 5.6 years. In our patients, the gynecological pathologies were dominated by cancers (46.1 %) followed by benign conditions (27.1 %) and pelvic statics disorders (26.8 %). The breast pathology group consists of 92 women (34.2 %), including 77 breast cancers (83.6 %) and 15 benign conditions (16.4 %). Other cancers group comprises 47 women. These are 15 (31.9 %) cervical cancers, 14 (29.7 %) endometrial cancers, 9 (19.1 %) vulvar cancers, 7 (14.9 %) ovarian and 2 (4.2 %) vaginal cancers. The pelvic static disorders group is made up of 72 women. The group of other pathologies was made up of 58 women including 32 uterine, 17 ovarian and 9 cervical affections. Conclusion We insist on the need to create structures providing comprehensive care for elderly women.

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