Changing pattern of acute intestinal obstruction in Accra.

  title={Changing pattern of acute intestinal obstruction in Accra.},
  author={Simon B. Naaeder and Elizabeth Archampong},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  volume={12 2},
Five hundred and fifty-two cases of intestinal obstruction were seen over a two year period, January 1987 to December 1988. Strangulated external hernias and adhesions still remain the most common causes of intestinal obstruction in Accra, but there has been a change in their relative incidence with external hernias falling to 59.8 per cent and adhesive obstruction increasing to 21.0 per cent. There has been no change in the overall mortality and mortality from inguinal hernia which are still 9… CONTINUE READING