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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)
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.
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)
The patient presented at the age of 2 days with persistent bilious vomiting, failure to pass meconium and urine, and progressive abdominal distension dating from birth, and a clinical diagnosis of intestinal obstruction was made. This was confirmed by plain abdominal radiographs. At laparotomy atresia of the terminal ileum was found. The proximal and distal(More)
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)
This paper presents a 10-year experience on the examination of surgical specimens of colorectal carcinomas in Nigerians. Colorectal carcinomas were found to constitute about 80% of all cases of large bowel malignancy. The Male: Female ratio was 2.28:2. Most of the cases (65.9%) were 50 years or younger and the peak incidence was in the 41-50 year age group.(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)
With the aim of determining the relative prevalence of the diseases underlying chronic renal failure (CRF) in a large homogeneous black tropical population, the autopsy records of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital over a four year period were studied. Out of a total of 702 cases coming to autopsy during this period, 66 (9.4%) died as a result(More)