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Gallstone disease is a major health problem in many parts of the world. In Nigeria, however, only a few cases of gallstone disease are reported. Minor/trace elements are reported to play a significant role in the formation of gallstones. This study was conducted to assess the minor elements in gallstone of Nigerian patients who had cholecystectomy in our… (More)
Injection sclerotherapy has a prominent role in the treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. The commonly used sclerosants are not available or very expensive in Nigeria. We prospectively evaluated 50% dextrose water, used as a nonallergenic sclerosant, in the treatment of bleeding internal hemorrhoids. Forty consenting adult patients (median age 50 years [range… (More)
BACKGROUND Rectal cancer is a lifestyle-related illness with an increasing incidence in all developing countries in the last decade. Abdominoperineal resection (APR) offers a good oncologic clearance for low rectal cancer. The remaining controversies surrounding APR, as it is performed in a tertiary center in Nigeria, involve defining the role the operation… (More)
Choledochal cyst is a relatively rare condition. Even rarer is a choledochal cyst in association with a gallbladder carcinoma. This study reports a rare case of gallbladder carcinoma coexisting with a choledochal cyst in a Nigerian patient. Clinical records of the patient including preoperative evaluation, intraoperative findings, and postoperative care… (More)
Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition requiring multidisciplinary management not often available in resource-deprived countries with a limited range of therapeutic options. Prognosis is poor when salvage surgery is offered during active bleeding.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-1-83.].