Review of Carotid Angiography at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi
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A review of 185 patients referred for cerebral angiography in Kenya and from neighbouring countries has been presented. Angiographic findings have been enumerated, discussed and compared with similar series from here in Kenya in 1963 at King George VI Jubilee Hospital, from Uganda, Mulago Hospital and from non-African countries. The commonest indication for the investigation was head injury. The most common angiographic abnormality was haematoma formation, no doubt due to the high incidence of trauma amongst the population. A high percentage (34.6%) of patients where this diagnosis was made recovered after surgical evacuation of the haematoma. Arterial diseases and tumour formation are not rare amongst the African population.
CitationMasters of Medicine (Radiodiagnosis)
University of NairobiSchool of Medicine