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BACKGROUND Cervical spine spondylotic changes are known to cause vertigo. The mechanism by which cervical vertigo is induced is very debatable. This study was to highlight the prevalence of vertigo and other vestibulocochlear organ affectation in patients with cervical spondylosis and to serve as a template for further research in this area. METHODOLOGY A(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic suppurative otitis media is a very common otologic problem in our environment. Appropriate methods for obtaining sample specimens for specific bacteria isolation has generated a lot of controversy. The simplest method available in our environment is the traditional swab method which, however, has been condemned on the basis of introducing(More)
The clinical features and sequelae of otitis media (OM) vary depending on the duration, severity and progression of the disease. As a result, opinions on the modes of classification and management protocols have differed over the years. The need to critically appraise these opinions according to the peculiarities of each region is imperative. This work was(More)
OBJECTIVE Esophagoscopy which may be done for either a therapeutic or diagnostic reason has remained useful in the management of esophageal diseases. This study evaluates our experience with rigid esophagoscopy with special emphasis on esophageal foreign bodies in our unit. METHOD This is a six-year (January 2000-December 2005) retrospective review of(More)
The outcome of laryngeal carcinoma is favourable and cure rate high if detected early. A major complication experienced post surgery for advanced laryngeal carcinoma is recurrence especially at the tracheostome. This study aimed at evaluating the incidence of stomal recurrence post total laryngectomy with respect to the risk factors. This is a retrospective(More)
The early history of tracheostomy and intubation suggested that upper airway obstruction had been in existence for a long time. A study of 80 patients with upper airway obstructions treated over a 10-year period between 1990 and 1999 was carried out to determine the aetiology and incidence. There were 65 (81%) males and 15 (19%) females with a sex ratio of(More)
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is one of the known complications of sickle cell disease (SCD). However, there is paucity of information on SNHL as a complication of SCD, especially in sickle cell anaemia (SCA) in our environment, hence this study. This was a prospective study of pure tone audiological assessment of 167 adult SCA patients in stable(More)
BACKGROUND Only two reports on nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) are available from this large centre and both covered the years 1961--1966 and 1966--1980. OBJECTIVE This study describes the update of nasopharyngeal cancer at the Ibadan Cancer Registry from 1981 to 2000. METHOD This is a retrospective review of all histologically confirmed cases of(More)
Bacteriological studies were carried out on ear swabs from 361 cases of children with discharging ears at the Microbiology Department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan between March 1995 and February 1997. 308 (85.3%) had positive cultures. 78.6% of these yielded one isolate, 19.2% yielded two isolates while 2.2% had three isolates. Pseudomonas(More)