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OBJECTIVE To present a 10year retrospective histologic study of prostate diseases in Lagos, Nigeria. The aim is to document the prevalence, histologic pattern, age distribution and PSA values of prostatic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS The materials consisted of slides, paraffin embedded tissue blocks, patients case files and histology request forms of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the significance of an extended 10-core transrectal biopsy protocol in different categories of patients with suspected prostate cancer using digital guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 125 men who were being evaluated for prostate cancer. They all had an extended 10-core digitally guided transrectal prostatic biopsy done for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and digital rectal examination (DRE) in the diagnosis of cancer of the prostate (CaP) amongst unscreened patients. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study 168 unscreened men who were referred for evaluation for CaP. They all had a 10-core extended transrectal prostatic(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE This study aims at correlating different digital rectal examination (DRE) abnormalities with histopathological results in patients with prostatic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study of 236 patients who underwent prostate needle biopsy (PNB). Inclusion criteria were presence of abnormal DRE findings or elevated prostate(More)
AIM/OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern of morbidity and outcome among patients referred to the Pediatric Surgery Unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) following circumcision. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective descriptive study of all patients with complications of circumcision who were managed in LUTH between 2008 and 2010. RESULTS(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To compare the cancer detection rates of sextant and ten- core biopsy protocol amongst patients being evaluated for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a prospective study involving 125 men with suspicion of prostate cancer. They all had an extended 10-core transrectal digitally-guided prostatic biopsy using Tru-Cut needle.(More)
BACKGROUND Urethral catheterization is a common minimally invasive procedure with well-known complications some of which may be severe. Quite often, a clinician is invited to manage the short and long-term complications of the procedure without adequate records of the procedure itself. OBJECTIVES This study aims to determine the quality of documentation(More)
BACKGROUND Nigeria with a growth rate of 28%, accounts for over two thirds of the West African population. It also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world with contraceptive prevalence among married couples less than 10%. Despite its safety and efficacy vasectomy appears to be unpopular in our environment. OBJECTIVE To assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Organ transplantation program in developing countries is still significantly dwarfed. Health workers are undeniably important in the success of transplantation. OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge and attitude of health workers toward organ donation in South-West Nigeria with a view to explaining reasons for these shortcomings. METHODS In a(More)
A horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common congenital renal fusion anomaly. HSKs are more likely than normal kidneys to have associated problems of stones, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, stasis and infection. However, they do not have an increased incidence of renal cell carcinoma when compared to normal kidneys. Due to its rarity, accurate diagnosis(More)