Abdu S Opaluwa

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BACKGROUND Typhoid intestinal perforation is a surgical problem with severe morbidity and high mortality in North Central Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS In order to determine the pattern and the prognostic indices, we studied 101 patients with typhoid intestinal perforation managed over a ten-year period RESULTS Children constituted 49% of the cases and(More)
Fat necrosis of the breast is a benign condition that most frequently affects peri-menopausal women. It can mimic breast cancer clinically or radiologically. In other cases it can obscure malignant lesions. The core of this review is derived from a MEDLINE database literature search from 1966-2004. Further references were from lateral search. In this paper,(More)
BACKGROUND Male breast malignancies are rare. Cancer of the male breast accounts for about 1% of all breast cancers. Poor level of awareness often results in late presentation and delayed diagnosis in our environment. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of all cases of male breast cancer (MBC) managed in Jos University Teaching Hospital over a(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing acceptance of one-stage primary resection and anastomosis of left-sided colon obstruction with on-table antegrade colonic lavage to reduce the risk of post-operative infectious complications and anastomotic dehiscence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of single-stage resection and anastomosis for acute(More)
This is a review of our experience with vascular access procedures over a 5-year period at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK. The aims of the study were to examine the outcome of vascular access procedures and factors influencing access survival. Between April 1995 and March 2000, 151 patients who underwent 221 vascular access procedures were studied. Of(More)
Urological complications can have a significant effect on the outcome of renal transplantation including the loss of the graft. The aims of this study were to determine the incidence of urological complications occurring after kidney transplantation at our unit, and how the risk of complications can be reduced. All 398 renal transplantations performed at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and benefits of left-sided colectomy and primary anastomosis without intraoperative colonic irrigation in the management of patients with colorectal emergencies. DESIGN Prospective descriptive analysis of patients with emergency left-sided colonic and rectal lesions requiring resection and primary anastomosis. Setting A(More)
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