Linus Ikechukwu Okeke

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BACKGROUND The number of infants managed for neonatal circumcision injuries in our unit has been on the increase over the past 16 years. In our search for the sources and reasons for these injuries, we were unable to identify any previous studies of circumcision injuries from our environment. We therefore decided to carry out this study in order to shed(More)
INTRODUCTION Hair thread tourniquet syndrome has been recognized since the 1960s. Since then, sporadic reports have appeared in the literature describing different degrees of strangulation and/or amputation of the penis caused by a hair thread being inadvertently tied around the penis. CASE PRESENTATION A 9-year-old boy presented with a 3-year history of(More)
Eleven cases of bulky rectal carcinoma occupying the whole of the pelvis are presented. We refer to this advanced rectal carcinoma as "frozen" pelvis. Management of these cases includes performing a divided stoma colostomy, intravenous administration of 5-fluoro-uracil, intraperitoneal instillation of 5-fluoro-uracil when ascites is present, intra-rectal(More)
INTRODUCTION Ibadan, Nigeria, has a very high rate of complications of male circumcision. In a previous survey, redundant or excessive loss of foreskin, skin bridges and injury to the glans penis were the major types of complications identified. Epidermal inclusion cyst complicating neonatal male circumcision appears to be extremely rare, and an extensive(More)
Twenty six patients with Fourniers gangrene seen over an 8 year period at the University College Hospital Ibadan are presented. Their ages ranged from 34 years to 70 years with a mean of 52.5 years. Possible predisposing conditions were present in 17 (65%) patients. The anterior scrotal skin alone was most commonly involved. They were treated with systemic(More)
Case notes of 20 patients who presented with grinding machine injury to the hand from April 1984 to March 1990 were analysed for pattern of injury, method of management and outcome of treatment. Thirteen cases were seen in the last three years of this period (the SAP era) compared to seven cases in first three years of the period (the pre-SAP era). Children(More)
BACKGROUND Caudal block regional anaesthesia has been used over the years for out-patient procedures, and in transurethral resection of the prostate gland in Nigeria since 1995. In a preliminary study involving 10 selected patients undergoing TURP, spontaneous voiding resumed on the operative day, and their discharge on the same day did not in any way lead(More)
UNLABELLED AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. The objective of this paper is to estimate the prevalence of examination malpractice among medical students; its import on medical education and future doctors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Structured questionnaires were administered to consenting medical students of participating four medical colleges in Nigeria. Data was(More)
Retention of urinary catheters is an increasing complication in our practice. We have reported 18 patients seen over a 6-month period during which 528 catheterizations were done, representing an incidence of 3.4%. Various forms of management were offered and blind percutaneous suprapubic puncture (BPSP) was found to be simple and effective. One out of 13(More)
A retrospective review of 58 patients presenting with crush injuries of the hand within the 6 year period April 1984 to March 1990 was undertaken. The male-female ratio was 3:1, with a mean age of 25.13 +/- 15.1 years. The peak incidence was in the 3rd decade of life. Machines (55.17%) were the commonest cause with the pepper grinder featuring most(More)