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Variations in the Position and Length of the Vermiform Appendix in a Black Kenyan Population
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014)
Background. Topography of the appendix influences its mobility, degree of mobilization of the cecum, and need for additional muscle splitting during appendectomy. Although appendectomy is a common surgical procedure, there ...
Topography of Aortic Bifurcation in a Black Kenyan Population
Topography of aortic bifurcation is important for gynaecologists, surgeons and radiologists operating in the retroperitoneal area, in order for them to minimize vascular injury. It also influences the occurrence of ...
Superficial temporal artery among Kenyans: pattern of branching and its relation to pericranial structures.
(University of Nairobi, 2010-02)
The superficial temporal artery, one of the terminal branches of the external carotid artery, is used for temporoparietal, parieto-occipital flaps and forehead flaps in reconstructive surgery. The topographic anatomy of ...
Variant origin of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in a black Kenyan population
(University of Nairobi., 2012-02)
Variant origin of lateral circumflex femoral artery (FA) is important during harvesting of anterolateral thigh flaps, aortopopliteal by-pass, coronary artery grafting, and vascularised iliac transplant. The frequencies of ...
Structural Organization of the Human Common Carotid Artery
(University of Nairobi, 2013)
Pattern of odontogenic and nonodontogenic cysts.
(University of Nairobi, 2011-11)
The jaws are host to a variety of cysts due in large part to the tissues involved in tooth formation. Odontogenic cysts (OCs) are unique in that they affect only the oral and maxillofacial region. There are few studies ...
Evaluating Low Back Pain Patients for Prolapsed Interverbral Disc in a Kenyan Teaching Hospital
(University of Nairobi, 2012)
Background Accurate evaluation of low back pain is essential for its rational management. The extent of use of clinical and imaging findings in identification of prolapsed intervertebral disk varies between centers. In ...
Pulmonary thromboembolism in an East African tertiary referral hospital
(University of Nairobi., 2011-10)
Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a frequent cause of mortality in Kenya, but its characteristics are hardly reported in Subsaharan Africa. To describe the pattern of PTE among black Africans, in a Kenyan referral hospital. ...
Pattern of hypertensive kidney disease in a black Kenyan population.
(University of Nairobi., 2011)
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive kidney disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Its pattern displays geographical and ethnic variations. Data on these patterns are important for informing management and prevention ...