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There are indications that there is an increased risk of chronic renal failure (CRF) in the Negroid race, yet few studies have been carried out in the native 'black' environment. A clinico-pathological study of 100 consecutive Nigerian subjects with CRF, seen over a 3-year period, is presented. Primary chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) accounted for 50,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinico-pathologic features, circumstances of death and related epidemiological variables in cases of sudden cardiac death among Nigerians. METHODS A review of all cases of medico-legal autopsies performed at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on cases of sudden unexpected deaths over a(More)
A case of ruptured tubal ectopic pregnancy is presented. On histological examination of the fallopian tube involved, ova of Schistosoma haematobium were found in the submucosal and intramural parts of the tube. The case illustrates a rare preventable cause of ectopic pregnancy in this population.
Carcinoma of the male breast is said to be rare. A review of the records at the histopathology laboratory of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, confirms the universal assertion that carcinoma of the male breast is very rare. In over nineteen years of its existence, the laboratory recorded only 10 cases of carcinoma of the(More)
Serum IgM levels, hepatic histopathology, and response to prolonged proguanil treatment were investigated in 15 patients with sickle cell anaemia (SS), aged 8-15 years, with persistent gross splenomegaly (PGS). They were compared with age- and sex-matched SS patients without splenomegaly and with AA controls. The mean +/- SD serum IgM levels were 249.7 (75)(More)
Fifty cases of sudden and unexpected death from cardiac causes in individuals between the ages of 28 and 80 years are reviewed; the causes and circumstances of the deaths of these individuals are defined. 70% were males and 44% of the deaths occurred in the 41-50 years age group. Death was due to hypertensive heart disease in 82% of the cases and only 18%(More)
The present study reviews 876 consecutive coroner's autopsies performed in the Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan over a two-year period (1 February 1991 to 31 January 1993). The hospital autopsy rate during the study period was 36.2%, and 62.5 per cent of these post-mortems were medico-legal cases. The most common indications for(More)
This is a study of pattern of autopsy findings in cases of completed suicides, with respect to age, sex and methods employed over a period of 11 years and 2 months. Suicides are generally reported to be rare in the less developed countries. Yet sudden deaths of indetermined aetiology are a well-recognized entity. Besides, it has been established that(More)
A detailed study of the coronary arteries of 111 consecutive necropsies at Ile-Ife, Nigeria is reported. Coronary occlusive disease occurred in eight (7.2%) subjects and involved less than 50% of luminal size in five, and greater than 50% of luminal size in three subjects. Previous medical history was available in four of eight subjects and all four had(More)
Colonoscopy is the only major advancement in the diagnosis of colonic diseases since the first barium-enema examination was performed in 1905. The indications are many and contraindications few. If colonoscopy is performed with care, it is safe and the results are rewarding. Patient comfort, integrity, and dignity are essential for the success of the(More)