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liver abscess in an elderly farmer

An elderly male farmer with no known chronic illness presented to our facility with fever, severe right upper quadrant pain and yellowish eyes of a week duration. The right upper abdominal pain was gradual in onset. Pain radiated to the…

orocutaneous fistula in HIV / AIDS boy

We present  a 7 year old boy with a right cheek defect . The boy was brought to the hospital by the mother. Both are HIV/AIDS patients who were previously on ARVs but had stopped several months ago. Child developed…

Prolapsed intussusception in 2year old boy

We present a 2year old boy who presented with a recurrent pink mass per rectum. Mass had become irreducible within past one week. Patient was seen and referred to the teaching hospital in the region,  KATH. Parents refused to go…

Update on the outbreak of meningitis in Ghana.

Cases of meningitis were reported in Nsokow in the Tain district and its surrounding environment in the later parts of 2015. Nsokow is a small town in the Tain district, Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The main economic activity is…

Symmetric Peripheral Gangrene of digits in a male child

Fig 1 fig2 fig 3   fig4 fig5 Presentation:Darkening of all hands and toes:1month Patient who is one and a half year old male developed  acute febrile illness of 4 days duration at a district hospital. He was examined and…

Subdural abscess in a 12 year old

Presenting complaint: Inability to talk, left sided weakness of 4 days duration Patient has been complaining of recurrent head and ear aches for the past five years . This was frequently associated with yellowish nasal discharge . He was suddenly…

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUST ENDED 43RD ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OF THE GHANA SURGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, FELT AUDITORIUM , UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST, 30-31 MAY, 2014

History of the society In January 1989 while returning from the 29th annual conference of the West African College of Surgeons, which was hosted at Yaunde , Republic of Cameroon, the Ghanaian Fellows of the college  who took part in…

Case of Rat Bite Fever

Presentation : fever, chills , joint pains 3 days duration Patient was bitten on the dorsum of the right hand by a seemingly dead squirrel 3 days prior to presentation . Patient was clearing his backyard in the company of…

PENETRATING CHEST INJURY – KNIFE IN THORAX

  Presentation : Stab injury to left chest – 24hrs Patient was allegedly attacked by armed robbers who stabbed him. He was found and sent to the nearest hospital by passersby . The referring hospital initially attempted to remove the…