N. A. Ajayi

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Diversion procto-colitis (DPC) results from a deficiency of luminal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Endoscopic and histopathologic features of the disorder are almost universally present in defunctioned bowel, but symptomatic DPC is less common. METHODS Five children with symptomatic DPC underwent endoscopy and rectosigmoid biopsies.(More)
Aim: To determine the types of upper gastrointestinal lesions and the frequency of helicobacter pylori among dyspeptic patients in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Methods: Three hundred and thirty (330) dyspeptic patients undergoing endoscopy at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital were prospectively studied. Gastric mucosal biopsy specimens were stained with(More)
A 53-year-old male Nigerian with a rare cutaneous metastasis and a late manifestation of hepatocellular carcinoma is presented. The skin nodules were umbilicated, painless. firm and spread on the chest, abdomen and back. Ultrasonography showed a huge mass in the right lobe of the liver. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the liver revealed hepatocellular(More)
Intestinal obstruction and bleeding are uncommon complications of congenital syphilis (CS). A VDRL-positive infant developed incomplete intestinal obstruction and rectal bleeding. Despite conservative management, his symptoms continued. At laparotomy, terminal ileal inflammation and stenosis were demonstrated. He underwent ileal resection and primary(More)
The study is aimed at classifying liver diseases diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in our environment and to emphasize the importance of the procedure for management of our patients. Forty-two patients were referred by the physicians for fine needle aspiration cytology diagnosis in Histopathology Department, University of Maiduguri(More)
INTRODUCTION The functional significance of coronary artery collateral (CAC) vasculature in humans has been debated for decades and this has been compounded by the lack of a standard, systematic, objective method of grading and documenting CAC flow in man. CACs serve as alternative conduits for blood in obstructive coronary artery disease. This study aimed(More)
Abstarct : Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a disorder in which there are episodes of muscle weakness in people with high levels of thyroid hormones. It is a channelopathy characterized by an abnormality in the Na/K+ ATPase pump due to the effect of excess thyroid hormones which cause an intracellular shift of potassium leading to hypokalaemia in the(More)
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