Ismaila A. Mungadi

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BACKGROUND An unusually high prevalence of bladder cancer was noticed by clinicians and in the cancer registry of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto. Several areas of this region were also known to be endemic for urinary schistosomiasis. OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiological characteristics of bladder cancer in the region and to(More)
BACKGROUND Urethral reconstruction has continued to present formidable and enormous challenges for urologic, paediatric and plastic surgeons as diverse opinions have been expressed on the quality and type of ideal substitution material. This literature review is aimed at drawing attention of surgeons to the versatile nature of oral mucosal grafts. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the management of watering-can perineum (WCP) in a Nigerian centre and to outline challenges of its management. DESIGN A retrospective review of cases of watering-can perineum over a seven-year period. SETTING Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, a Nigerian tertiary health centre. SUBJECTS Forty one patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency in developed countries. There is a strorng evidence of a rising trend in the developing world. METHODS We present a retrospective review of appendicectomy as performed at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto over a six year period (January 1997 to December, 2002) RESULTS The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study is to critically examine gangrenous bowel as seen in a developing country to identify factors associated with mortality and to reappraise the problems in our environment. We also looked at mortality associated factors not considered by other studies from the subregion. DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients who(More)
The Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) Syndrome is a rare anomaly characterized by congenital aplasia of the uterus and vagina in women showing normal development of secondary sexual characters and normal 44 XX karyotype. We report our experience in the management of two patients with congenital absence of the vagina due to the MRKH syndrome. The first(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to determine the understanding of Dukes' Staging of Rectal Cancer by surgical trainees. METHODS At a West African College of Surgeons' revision course, questionnaires were distributed asking questions related to staging of Rectal Carcinoma with special emphasis on Dukes' staging, the results were analyzed using SPSS(More)
Male circumcision is a controversial subject in surgical practice. There are, however, clear surgical indications of this procedure. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends newborn male circumcision for its preventive and public health benefits that has been shown to outweigh the risks of newborn male circumcision. Many surgical techniques have(More)