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This study seeks to define the clinical presentation, the usefulness of diagnostic tests, surgical management approach and outcome of treatment among patients with diaphragmatic injuries. One hundred and sixteen patients with diaphragmatic injuries were treated. This was 6.5% of 1,778 chest trauma patients. Eighty-four of these patients (6.8%) were among(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine clinical features, anatomic location and histological types of primary mediastinal masses diagnosed and treated in a black African population. DESIGN A retrospective study of clinical data collected from patients case notes, the cardiothoracic unit's and pathology records between June 1975 and May 1999. SETTING University College(More)
One hundred and five primary mediastinal masses were seen between 1975 and 1998, at the Cardiothoracic surgical Unit of the University College Hospital Ibadan. These were studied to establish the importance of clinical features and plain chest radiography in preoperative evaluation of these masses. The sources of information were unit's record, cancer(More)
This study is to review the pattern of intrathoracic goiter in a large black population. In a retrospective review, the cardiothoracic unit managed ninety-eight primary mediastinal masses of which sixteen patients with intrathoracic goiters were treated during the same period. This constitutes 1.3% of treated goiters and 16.3% of primary mediastinal masses.(More)
Ten children with corrosive esophageal strictures were referred for esophageal replacement. The children whose ages ranged between 2 and 6 years (mean 4.1 +/- 1.4 years) had transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) and immediate posterior mediastinal transposition of their isoperistaltic stomach and cervical esophagogastrostomy. No patient had a gastric drainage(More)
The Aldon's urobag (e.g. simpla S4) which consists of a 2 litre plastic bag with a flutter valve and a drainage tube has been used in 29 consecutive cases as a postoperative pleural drainage system. The age range of patients was between 2 months and 74 years (mean 26.7 years). Indications for pleural drainage included lobectomy (3 cases), decortication (2(More)
OBJECTIVE To document our experience with superior vena cava obstruction in a black African population. DESIGN A retrospective study of clinical data collected from cancer registry, patients case noted, cardiothoracic surgical unit's and operating records between June 1975 and May 1999. SETTING University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria which hosts a(More)
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