N J Gwavava

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The pattern of malignancies among indigenous Zambian children is described. The study, based upon an analysis of histopathology, autopsy and haematology records for a 10-year period (1980-1989), reveals a total of 525 neoplasms with a peak prevalence in the 5-9 year age group. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (17.5%) was the most common disorder followed by Burkitt's(More)
Of 1518 consecutive cases of men referred with infertility, 369 (24%) had complete absence of spermatozoa from their semen (azoospermia). This is a high incidence compared with the rates of 4 to 14% reported in other studies. Primary testicular failure, ductal obstruction, endocrine abnormalities, cryptorchidism and infection were common findings in these(More)
A case of malakoplakia of the small intestine presenting as an abscess of the anterior abdominal wall is described in a 28-year-old black Zimbabwean man. The patient developed an enterocutaneous fistula after incision and drainage of the abscess. Light and electronic microscopy revealed Michaelis-Gutmann bodies in some von Hansemann cells. He did well for(More)