Upper airway obstruction in Nigeria: an aetiological profile and review of the literature.

@article{Ogunleye2001UpperAO,
  title={Upper airway obstruction in Nigeria: an aetiological profile and review of the literature.},
  author={Anthony O A Ogunleye and Onyekwere GeorgeBenjamin Nwaorgu and Olusola Ayodele Sogebi},
  journal={Tropical doctor},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          195-7
        }
}
The early history of tracheostomy and intubation suggested that upper airway obstruction had been in existence for a long time. A study of 80 patients with upper airway obstructions treated over a 10-year period between 1990 and 1999 was carried out to determine the aetiology and incidence. There were 65 (81%) males and 15 (19%) females with a sex ratio of 4.3:1 (M:F). The age ranged from 6 months to 70 years; with mean age of 27 years. Ninety-nine per cent were acquired causes and 1% were… CONTINUE READING
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