Hernia In South Southern Nigeria: Five Year Retrospective Study.

  title={Hernia In South Southern Nigeria: Five Year Retrospective Study.},
  author={P. O. Igwe and A Dodiyi-manuel and N. Nwankwo},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences},
years 49 (12.7%), 60-69 years 36 (9.3%), 70-79 years 20 (5.2%), 10-19 years 16 (4.1%), 80-89 years and less than 10 years with 4 (1.0%) each respectively. Most of the cases were done by Senior Registrars 221 (57.3%) then Consultants 105 (27.2%), while Registrars did 60 (15.5%). The hernias were mostly inguinal with reducible right inguinal hernia constituting the highest 121(31.1%), Reducible left inguinal hernias 81 (21.0%), Obstructed right inguinal hernias were 44 (11.4%), incisional hernia… 
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