Associate Professor / Reader
At the Surgery department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Early Detection Of Wilms' Tumours Using Ultrasonography.
Description: Wilms' tumor is the most common childhood abdominal malignancy in Sub-Sahara African. The children present late to us, making the prognosis poor, unlike in developed countries where they present early and have a consequent good prognosis. We are planning to diagnose them early by doing routine abdominal ultrasonography in susceptible children starting from 1 year after birth to 3 years after birth at 6 monthly interval.
|1.||FWACS (PAEDIATRIC SURGERY)||WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS||2004|
Wilms' tumor , the influence of environmental factors and early detection using ultrasonography.
Wilms' tumor is the most common abdominal malignancy in childrenin sub-Saharan Africa, and it is the 5th most common cancer in children in Ibadan, South-West of Nigeria. It accouns for 6% of malignancies in children in the U.S.A. it occurs between the ages of 2 years and 5 years. Nephroureterectomy could be curative in the early stages of the disease. The prognosis really depends largely on 2 factors: the stage at presentation, and the histology. In our environment, these children present late. Additionally, there is inadequate supply of cytotoxic agents for neo-adjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy.
The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, also located in the South-West of Nigeria, offers free medical services to children between the ages of 0 and 12 years. This hospital receives referrals from other neighbouring South-Western States of Nigeria. Lagos State of Nigeria is home to about 10% of the 167 million population of Nigeria, and it is the commercial center of Nigeria.
The objective of this study is to make a case for using a periodic ultrasonograhic screening method for the early detection of the disease.
OSUOJI ROLAND is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Surgery
OSUOJI has a FWACS in PAEDIATRIC SURGERY from WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS