Fatima Biade Abdulkareem

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AIM To study the frequency, gender and age distribution as well as pathological characteristics of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) in Lagos and Sagamu in SW Nigeria. METHODS This is a retrospective pathological review of histologically diagnosed CRC from 5 laboratories in Lagos and Sagamu. The clinical data, such as age, sex and clinical summary were extracted(More)
Cancer is rapidly becoming a public health crisis in low-income and middle-income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, patients often present with advanced disease. Little health-care infrastructure exists, and few personnel are available for the care of patients. Surgeons are often central to cancer care in the region, since they can be the only physician a(More)
OBJECTIVE We present a 13-years retrospective histological study of 444 thyroidectomies received between 1989 and 2001 at the Morbid Anatomy department of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. The aim of the study is to update the available literature on the frequencies of the common thyroid lesions as well as compare with previous studies. (More)
BACKGROUND Malignant tumours of the gastro-intestinal tract are not as rare as previous studies suggest. Recent studies have indicated increasing incidence. OBJECTIVE To document the pattern, age and sex distribution as well as histopathology characteristics of malignant tumours of the gastro-intestinal system in Lagos and Sagamu in Southwestern Nigeria.(More)
OBJECTIVE We present a retrospective histopathological study of 345 liver biopsies over a 12-year period. The study sought to record the frequencies of the range of histopathological changes observed in liver biopsy specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS the materials consisted of slides and paraffin embedded blocks of all liver biopsy specimens received from(More)
OBJECTIVE we present a 14 year retrospective histopathological study of 92 cases of adult lymphomas in Lagos. The aim is to document the histologic types, age and sex distribution. MATERIALS AND METHOD The materials consisted of slides and paraffin embedded blocks of all cases of lymphoma in adults above the age of 16 years seen between 1991 and 2004 at(More)
OBJECTIVE This study presents a clinicopathologic review of cases of submandibular salivary gland tumours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, over a period of 17 years. METHODS The records of all patients with histological diagnosis of submandibular salivary gland tumours at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital over a period of 17 years(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical management of symptomatic benign bone tumor has been described in various manners in medical literature. However, there are few published reports on the presentation and surgical management of benign bone tumors in black African patients. OBJECTIVES To determine the pattern of presentation of benign bone tumors and evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophageal cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death world wide. While the incidence is low in some parts of Africa such as Nigeria accounting for 0.4-0.6% of all malignant tumours, it is endemic in Transkei, in South Africa, which is regarded as an epicentre of the disease in Africa. OBJECTIVE To document the age and sex(More)
There are various methods for detection of Helicobacter pylori and the gold standard for non-invasive detection is the urea breath test (UBT). The aim of the study is therefore to detect H. pylori from the stool of patients with dyspepsia by PCR and compare results obtained with UBT. A total of 97 stool samples from patients presenting with dyspeptic(More)