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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)
BACKGROUND Teratoma is a rare developmental neoplasm that arises from totipotential tumor stem cells. Head and neck teratomas constitute about 10% of all cases. Only two cases of mature teratoma of the nasal septum have previously been documented in the world literature. CASE PRESENTATION We present a case of histologically confirmed mature teratoma(More)
BACKGROUND It is recognized that the size of tympanic membrane perforation is proportional to the magnitude of hearing loss, however, there is no clear consensus on the effect of the location (site) of the perforation on the hearing loss. Hence the study is set to investigate the relationship between the location of perforation on TM and hearing loss. (More)
Amyloidosis is a rare disease characterised by the deposition of insoluble extracellular fibrillar proteins in various tissues of the body. The pattern of manifestation is organ dependent and also on whether the disease is localised or systemic, primary or secondary.Though the disease is usually fatal with a 5-year survival rate of 20%, there is still(More)
Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) may lead to blindness and rarely deafness. We describe the case of a rapidly deteriorating 14-year-old African girl who presented with headaches associated with complete visual and hearing loss due to BIH. This was managed non-operatively with lumbar cerebrospinal fluid tap, weight reduction, nicotinic acid and(More)
CONTEXT The knowledge of variations of the tympanic membrane (TM) perforations with the climatic changes in the West African subregion would help clinicians in its prevention and management. OBJECTIVE To analyze the pattern of clinical presentations and associated features of TM perforation in adults in West Africa. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING(More)
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