Alexander Tawiah Odoi

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Transvaginal sacrospinous colpopexy is currently used to repair varying degrees of vaginal vault prolapse. It involves placing a stitch from the vaginal cuff to the sacrospinous ligament approximately 2 cm medial to the ischial spine to correct the defect. This may be associated with pudendal artery and nerve (pudendal complex) along with sciatic nerve(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, socio-demographic and reproductive factors associated with long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use among clients resorting to reversible birth control methods in a tertiary hospital in Ghana. METHODS Retrospective review of records of clients who opted for reversible family planning (FP) methods at Komfo(More)
Abdominal pregnancy remains a diagnostic challenge despite the remarkable improvements and widespread availability of antenatal ultrasound. A case of advanced twin abdominal pregnancy that was diagnosed after failed induction of labor is presented highlighting the diagnostic and hemostatic challenges encountered. The role and limitations of antenatal(More)
Vulvar lipoma is said to be so rare that only a few cases have been reported. We present two cases of vulvar lipoma that were diagnosed within six months in our centre in a 28 year-old para 2 and 35 year-old para 1 woman both of whom presented with slow-growing masses in the vulva. A detailed discussion of the clinical features and current management(More)
Female genital schistosomiasis is a significant risk factor for ectopic pregnancy and infertility in schistosomiasis-endemic areas. A case of one previous ectopic pregnancy and subsequent obstruction of the contralateral tube in a secondary subfertility patient with chronic genital schistosomiasis is presented, emphasizing the need for a detailed history(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the leading causes of maternal mortality in Ghana, classifies the main causes of maternal deaths and suggests how maternal care can be improved. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana. SAMPLE Three hundred and twenty-two maternal deaths with 30 269 live births in the period 1 January(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics of vasectomy acceptors and surgical features of vasectomy in Ghana. METHODS Retrospective review of 271 vasectomies performed between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2009 in three healthcare facilities. RESULTS Less than 0.5% of family planning clients opt for vasectomy in Ghana;(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the attitude and perception of women with abortion-related complications toward the provision of safe abortion services, their sociodemographic characteristics, and their awareness of the law permitting abortion under certain circumstances in Ghana. METHODS A cross-sectional study using a standardized questionnaire was conducted(More)
Sonohysterography is a simple, safe and convenient technique that is easily and rapidly performed in the ultrasound room; yet the technique seems to be underutilized in West Africa. We present two cases that were successfully carried out in our centre followed by detailed description, uses and challenges of the technique, with the hope of encouraging(More)