The most common ovarian tumors are stromal-epithelial tumors. Mucinous cyst is a benign tumor of the ovary containing a mucoid fluid They are often seen in women aged 20 to 50, with an average age of 42 years. We report the case of a 70-year-old patient with a huge mucinous cyst. Mucinous cysts sit in the ovary in about half of the cases, the volume of mucinous cysts is variable, . Of the mucinous tumors of the ovary: 85% are benign, 5% are borderline tumors of good prognosis, 10% are malignant tumors. The etiology of mucinous cysts is unknown, but it has occasionally been described that these cysts may be associated with other ovarian tumors. The management of benign mucinous cysts of the ovary is total cystectomy or oophorectomy (depending on the context) that are curative for mucinous cysts of the ovary. Most epithelial tumors of the cystic ovary have a benign and malignant side, but also a malignant or borderline border that is difficult to manage.
Background: Adolescence is a period where general health is at its best and stage where risks health behaviour such as unhealthy diets are expressed and increased.
Aim: To explore the dietary habits and eating behaviours as well as examined the socio-demographic correlates of healthy eating and snacking habit among adolescents of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study among secondary school adolescents. Cluster sampling technique was used and data collected using structured questionnaire. The questionnaire inquired on; socio-demographics, dietary habits and eating behaviours. Frequency distributions, cross-tabulations and Kendall’s correlations were used for analysis.
Results: Four hundred adolescents participated in the study, mean age 16.5 years (1.03) and were mostly from socio-demographically advantaged families. Close to a third (28.0%) ate healthy foods and 9.5% ate vegetables on daily basis. Snacking was found in 57.3% of all adolescents and that 33.5% ate either sweets, sugared beverages daily. Younger aged adolescents and those with educated parents were eating healthy compared to their counterparts.
Conclusion: Eating healthy foods items was uncommon among the adolescents while snacking was much prevalent habit. Parental education level and employment status was associated with healthy eating and snacking habit; and that healthy eating positive correlated with snacking habits.