Today, our first surgery was a young man with a jaw tumor for 3 years. This appears to be an ameloblastoma, which we see often in Nigeria. The entire left hemimandible was expanded and thinned out by tumor. We did a hemimandibulectomy. Postop pictures to follow.
|500 grm goiter!|
Then we did a giant goiter. It weighed 500 gms after excision-about 10 times normal. It had been growing for 11 years!
Next, two total thyroidectomies for thyrotoxicosis, a hysterectomy for postpartum bleeding, a recurrent umbilical hernia, and excision of a vulvar cyst.
We have done 51 cases and there is 15 patients waiting. Today was a national holiday so tomorrow there will be a big influx of patients. Sadly, Uche and Professor are leaving tomorrow.