Carcinoma of unknown primary: retrospective study of 437 patients treated at Salah Azaiez Institute.

@article{Fehri2013CarcinomaOU,
  title={Carcinoma of unknown primary: retrospective study of 437 patients treated at Salah Azaiez Institute.},
  author={Rania Fehri and H{\'e}la Rifi and Adel Alboueiri and Dhafer Malouche and Mouna Ayadi and Henda Rais and Amel M{\'e}zlini},
  journal={La Tunisie medicale},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={205-8}
}
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) origin is defined as histologically confirmed metastatic carcinoma in the absence of a detectable primary site at the time of making therapeutic decision. AIM To report epidemiological, clinical, histopathological, therapeutic, and prognostic features of CUP's patients collected at the Salah Azaiez institute (SAI). METHODS We reviewed retrospectively the files of 437 CUP-patients in SAI between January 1994 and December 2006. We analyzed their… CONTINUE READING