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January-June 2017| Vol 27| Issue 1

Review Article

Sojourn of a surgeon: The need for cancer registry. 12th eruchalu memorial lecture 2015

This year, we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the International College of Surgeons (ICS)! In 1935, our founder, Dr. Max Thorek, had a vision to bring global surgeons together to provide bette...

Original Article

Surgical versus examination gloves in exodontia: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial

Context: In developing countries like India, where money set aside for public health, is <1% of the gross domestic product, routine use of surgical gloves for examining patients as we...

Original Article

Management of tracheobronchial foreign bodies in a Nigerian tertiary health center

Background: Airway foreign bodies present as emergencies, are not uncommon in developing countries like Nigeria, and can occur in all age groups. They present great difficulties for both pare...

Original Article

Epidemiology of low back pain in a suburban Nigerian tertiary centre

Aims: This study aims to determine the profile of patients as well as identify predisposing factors of patients presenting with low back pain (LBP) in Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Irrua...

Case Report

Desmoid tumor of anterior abdominal wall: A rare occurrence

Desmoid tumors are slow-growing tumors derived from musculoaponeurotic tissue. They can occur sporadically or as part of inherited familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). They are usually seen in wome...

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