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Globally, breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women, and stage at diagnosis is a key determinant of outcome. In low- to middle-income countries, including Nigeria, advanced stage diagnosis and delayed treatment represent a significant problem. That social barriers contribute to delay has been noted in previous research; however, few specific(More)
The authors report a case of recurrent intestinal obstruction due to complete transmural migration of a retained surgical sponge into the small intestine. A 41-year-old woman presented with recurrent episodes of intestinal obstruction following a previous laparotomy in a private hospital for some gynaecologic procedures. Relaparotomy revealed a mass within(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 36 loci associated with body mass index (BMI), predominantly in populations of European ancestry. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the association of >3.2 million SNPs with BMI in 39,144 men and women of African ancestry and followed up the most significant associations in an additional 32,268(More)
BACKGROUND Modified radical mastectomy remains the standard therapeutic surgical operation for breast cancer in most parts of the world. This retrospective study reviews mastectomy for management of breast cancer in a surgical oncology division over a ten year period. METHODS We reviewed the case records of consecutive breast cancer patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) is modifiable and linked to decreased breast cancer risk but its impact has not been investigated among indigenous African populations. METHODS From 2011 to 2013, 558 cases and 1,014 controls were recruited into the African Breast Cancer Study in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Uganda, and completed a culturally tailored PA(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol drinking is linked to the development of breast cancer. However, there is little knowledge about the impact of alcohol consumption on breast cancer risk among African women. METHODS We conducted a case-control study among 2,138 women with invasive breast cancer and 2,589 controls in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Uganda from 1998 to 2013. A(More)
BACKGROUND Adult colo-colonic intussusception is a rare abnormality and it may pose a diagnostic challenge. OBJECTIVE To report two cases of adult colo-colonic intussusception with benign lesion as the lead points. METHODS The Clinical records of the two patients containing the management details were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS The 1st case was a(More)
Thoracic paravertebral block can be employed as an alternative or an adjunct to general anesthesia (GA) for breast cancer surgery. There is no report of this new lamina technique for catheter placement in our environment. In low-resource settings, potent opioids are lacking and the extended postoperative analgesia it provides makes this regional block an(More)
BACKGROUND The breast cancer (BC) risk profiles of African women differ significantly from those of women of European ancestry. African women are younger at the age of onset and tend to have high parity. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between full-term pregnancy (FTP) and the risk of BC. METHODS A case-control study was(More)
A 25-year-old man, riding a motorcycle, rammed into a moving car at a T junction and sustained a blunt lower-right abdominal injury with the handlebar of his motorbike. He developed a swelling at the point of impact for which he presented in hospital 10 days later. Clinical assessment revealed a healthy young man with a soft, nontender reducible swelling(More)