Tumeur Maligne En Afrique: Des Images Qu’on Ne Devrait plus Voir

Hodonou M.A

Tumeur Maligne En Afrique: Des Images Qu’on Ne Devrait plus Voir

  • Author Hodonou M.A
  • Co-Author Tamou Sambo B, Assavèdo CRA, Brun L.V
Keywords : Malignant tumor; costly investigation, inaccessible therapeutic means, discharge against medical advice, Africa


Abstract

Tumors are becoming more common in Africa and kill silently. Their symptomatic expressions which are not painful at first, the expensive means of investigation that are inaccessible and unavailable, as well as the therapeutic means, are the main factors limiting their management. The case we present is an illustration of this. In fact, it was a seven-year-old Fulani boy brought by his parents for a cauliflower tumor of the right eye and a swelling of the left thigh with lytic lesion of the left femur. We will never know what tumor is involved because the parents decided to discharge against medical advice at the beginning of the diagnostic procedure. This situation is not exceptional in our exercise conditions. The equipment of health facilities and universal health insurance should be a priority in our countries so that the right to health of the citizen is a reality.

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