Abdulrasheed Ibrahim

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Over a 5-year period, 63 children aged 15 years and less had surgical correction of 74 axillary contractures in our center. They were grouped into three severity categories based on the Kurtzman and Stern's classification. Accordingly, 56 were type I, 11 were type II and 7 were type III axillary contractures. While local flaps sufficed in all the type I(More)
Surgery in sub-Saharan Africa is widely known to be done against a background of poverty and illiteracy, late presentation with complicated pathologies, and a desperate lack of infrastructure. In addition, patient autonomy and self determination are highly flavored by cultural practices and religious beliefs. Any of these factors can influence the pattern(More)
The ear lobule is an important reference point for symmetry of the face and its loss causes an obvious aesthetic abnormality. Type II A defects are characterized by loss of the ear lobule without presence of a nubbin of tissue attached to the cheek. Such defects are typically seen in individuals having an unattached ear lobule. The goal of surgery should be(More)
BACKGROUND The transformation of a surgical trainee into a surgeon is strongly influenced by the quality of teaching in the operating theater. This study investigates the perceptions of residents about the educational environment of the operating theater and identifies variables that may improve the operating theater education of our trainees. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Critical appraisal skills allow surgeons to evaluate the literature in an objective and structured manner, with emphasis on the validity of the evidence. The development of skills in critical acquisition and appraisal of the literature is crucial to delivering quality surgical care. It is also widely accepted that journal clubs are a time-honored(More)
Research as a component of the undergraduate curriculum has not received the deserved attention in many medical schools in Africa. This correspondence underscores the need to reassess and improve on the existing metrics of research among medical students in Africa. which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. A 46 year old man presented to the plastic surgery clinic with a painless, progressive swelling of the right leg of seven years duration. He reported difficulty with ambulation and recurrent ulceration in the past three years. The(More)
BACKGROUND The field of vascular surgery is evolving in sub-Saharan Africa but the practice is bedeviled by lack of expertise and infrastructure challenges. The consequences are a low volume of operations and a dearth of data. Available data are not representative of the wider picture, therefore, this study was undertaken to evaluate the practice of(More)