L M Iregbulem

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The results of a retrospective study of thermal injuries among 644 Nigerian children in Enugu, over a 6-year period, were analysed. Children in the first and second years of life were mostly at risk and there was a distinct seasonal incidence. Most burns occurred in January, April, July, August and December. Socioeconomic factors played a significant role(More)
The author examined 21,624 consecutive infants born at The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, from 1976 to 1980. There were eight cases of clefts of the lip or palate or both giving an incidence of one in 2,703 live births. A retrospective analysis of 360 cleft lip and palate patients during the same period showed a distribution which is at(More)
In fifty-six Nigerian children, 178 digits with volar contractures have been treated by skin grafts and flaps during the past three years. The severity of contracture was graded and corrective treatment planned accordingly. Patients have been reviewed from three months to three years after correction. The results have been better than expected using Wolfe(More)
Most published studies on the use of a semi-permeable membrane dressing (opsite) on split-skin donor sites have been on Caucasians. To assess this new method on the black population of a developing country where donor sites are notoriously slow to heal, a study was conducted on fifty Nigerians of varying age groups in whom split-skin grafts of identical(More)
Lower jaw tumours in Nigeria often grow to enormous size. A high cure rate can be achieved by wide excision of the tumours and bone grafting. Of 23 patients who underwent mandibular reconstruction in Enugu, Nigeria, over a ten year period, loss of bone graft occurred in three patients (14.28%), but no recurrence of tumour was noted over a follow-up period(More)