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Two hundred and eighty milk samples expressed by healthy African women who had pre-term or full-term delivery, were digested using the wet digestion method. The digests were analysed for zinc (Zn) using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Mean Zn level in colostrum was 8.2 +/- 1.02 micrograms/ml in transitional milk 4.33 +/- 0.134 micrograms/ml and in(More)
Giant tumours of the breast cause massive enlargement of the breast resulting in asymmetry. Simple excision of the tumour fails to restore symmetry, and in some cases leaves the patient with a secondary deformity. We present two cases of giant fibroadenoma in adolescent females. Both patients underwent a one-stage excision of the giant fibroadenoma and(More)
A retrospective analysis of 81 patients who had closure of colostomy over a 32-month period was carried out to establish factors affecting the outcome of this operation. Their ages averaged 27 years and there were 69 male patients. The sigmoid colon was the most common site and the loop colostomy was most frequently performed. The majority were closed 3 or(More)
This retrospective study was undertaken to assess the yield of radio-contrast imaging of the rectum before closure of colostomy following extraperitoneal rectal trauma. Sixty-nine patients (63 males) underwent colostomy closure in 36 months. All radio-contrast studies (colograms) performed before closure of colostomy were normal, and there were no deaths(More)
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