Ifeoma Joy Okoye

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We describe two female children both nine years of age with sickle cell anaemia and compression deformity of three successive lumbar vertebrae in one child and collapse of one lumbar vertebra in the other. Management for the two children included analgesics, antibiotics and application of a lumbar jacket for stabilisation of the spine. In both patients the(More)
AIM To determine the relationship between sonographic renal parenchymal thickness (RPT) and renal length (RL) in normal adult Nigerian. STUDY DESIGN The RL and RPT of 309 normal subjects within the age range of 18-80 years were measured sonographically and prospectively. Correlation was performed between RL values and RPT usingPearson Linear 'r' test (More)
BACKGROUND Normal standards for thoracic dimensions that are available in our environment are often based on studies conducted on Caucasians. Application of such published data to a Nigerian population may lead to erroneous conclusions in terms of clinical implication. OBJECTIVE Our study aimed to establish age and sex specific transverse thoracic(More)
The renal lengths of 200 adults with normal renal and cardiac status were measured sonographically in the supine position to establish normative values of renal length for the locality and to correlate them with some anthropometric parameters. The ranges of normal kidney length obtained were 8.3 -12.8 cm and 8.0- 12.5 cm for the left and right kidneys(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize benign breast diseases in Eastern Nigeria and to highlight the age variations of these lesions as base line data. METHODS The Department of Morbid Anatomy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu caters for over 30 million African blacks and receives 2000 surgical pathology specimens yearly. Seven hundred and twenty-two(More)
Background. About 65% of cancer deaths globally occur in low to middle income countries (LMICs) where prioritization and allocation of resources to cancer care are often quite poor. In the absence of governmental focus on this problem, public-private partnerships may be an avenue to provide effective cancer control. Methods. This manuscript highlights the(More)
BACKGROUND The possibility of racial differences in heart dimensions has not been extensively investigated in our environment. Cardiac diameter is known to correlate with some anthropometric parameters. Our study was aimed at providing age and sex, specific normal standards of cardiac diameter in an adult Nigerian population. The data were correlated with(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of our study was to establish age, sex, weight and height specific nomogram of radiographic aortic arch diameter in a normal adult Nigerian population. METHODS The aortic arch diameter of 303 normotensive males and females aged between 20 and 93 years were measured in normal posteroanterior chest radiographs. RESULTS The mean(More)
The incidence of swallowed foreign body is high in children and young adults. The common age of occurrence is below 10 years of age. It is a well known paediatric emergency often requiring urgent oesophagoscopy. Majority of swallowed foreign bodies (FBs) are impacted at sites known conventionally as constrictions. The commonest FB swallowed by children is(More)