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April-June 2022| Vol 12| Issue 2

Original Articles

Is blood transfusion justified during soft tissue surgery in Noma patients? A one-year appraisal at Noma Children Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Background: Non-utilization of blood and inappropriate blood transfusion are common in surgical operations. Some surgical procedures are associated with minimal bleeding that does not warrant b...


Original Articles

Eye health-seeking behaviour of traders in rural Nigeria

Aim: The aim of this article was to determine the healthcare provider first sought, reasons for the choice, and symptom duration before hospital presentation among traders in rural Nigeria. ...


Original Articles

Fibreoptic laryngoscopic assessment of patients with hoarseness: A cross-sectional analysis

Background: Hoarseness is a common clinical manifestation of laryngeal diseases. The cause of hoarseness may not always be a simple inflammatory disease, but it can be from other serious life-t...


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Pit pattern analysis of colorectal polyps using Storz professional image enhancement system (SPIES) endoscopy: A pilot study

Background: Endoscopic management of colorectal polyps includes detection, characterization, and therapeutic strategies. Pit pattern analysis is a useful tool when differentiating neoplastic an...


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Day case anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery – A study of early treatment outcomes in a regional orthopaedic centre

Background: Day-case anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has the potential benefit of reduced hospital stay and reduced cost of care. The goal of this preliminary report was to compare th...


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ISSN - Print: 2276-6944, Online: Awaited

Journal of West African College of Surgeons, a publication of West African College of Surgeons, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal.

Features of Manuscript Management System

  • Online submission
  • Wider visibility through open access
  • Higher impact
  • Prompt review

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