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)
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)
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 Research shows that career choices are made as a result of preconceived ideas and exposure to a specialty. If plastic surgery is to continue to attract the best, factors that may dissuade the millennial generation medical students from pursuing plastic surgery as a career must be identified and addressed. We explored the determinants of interest(More)
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 patient's medical history was significant for hypertension. He had no allergies and no family history of lymphedema. On physical(More)
The skill set of a plastic surgeon, which addresses a broad range of soft tissue conditions that are prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, remains relevant in the unmet need for surgical care. Recently, there has being a major paradigm shift from discipline-based to disease-based care, resulting in an emerging component of patient-centered care; adequate access(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. Pan African Medical Journal. 2012; 13:12 This article is available online at:(More)