Solomon N Elenwo

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A review of 21 consecutive cases of Fournier's gangrene seen at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) in the period 1994-1998 is presented. All the patients were males with an average age of 43.4 years. Most of the patients had a predisposing factor. There was a low incidence of pre-existing medical conditions. The commonest organisms(More)
A 26-year-old man was brought to hospital having sustained amputation of his penis, scrotum and testes. Although he claimed that his 'master' did it, the 'master' denied the allegation. The police subsequently retrieved the two testes but the amputated penile shaft was never found. The remaining scrotum and short penile stump were repaired to enable him(More)
BACKGROUND Richter's hernia is defined as a type of hernia in which only part of the circumference of the antimesenteric border of a bowel wall is incarcerated within the hernia sac leading to ischemia, gangrene and perforation of the hollow viscus. Richter's hernia is known to cause strangulation without obstruction due to involvement of only a part of the(More)
Background: Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but life-threatening soft-tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and subsequent necrosis of the fascial planes and surrounding tissue. Aim: To determine the clinical characteristics at presentation, causative pathogens and clinical outcome of NF after aggressive management. Patients(More)
INTRODUCTION A myriad of pathologies lead to gastro-intestinal bleeding (GIB). The common clinical presentations are hematemesis, melena, and hematochezia. Endoscopy aids localization and treatment of these lesions. AIMS The aim was to study the differential diagnosis of GIB emphasizing the role of endoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of GIB. PATIENTS(More)
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