William Olufemi Odesanmi

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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)
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)
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)
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 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 study is a 10 year review of the benign diseases of the breast in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. A total of 362 cases were found. Three hundred and forty (95%) of the diseases occurred in females while 18 (5%) occurred in males giving a female-male ratio of 19:1. Fibroadenoma was the commonest lesion followed by fibrocystic disease. They accounted for 59.1% and(More)
BACKGROUND In developing countries such as Nigeria, limited resources require that health priorities be selected wisely and death-related research is clearly warranted. The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive report on the various causes of death in our center from 1978 to 2006. METHODS This was a descriptive, retrospective study of all deaths(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.