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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 8, No. 4, 2008, pp. 253-255
Bioline Code: hs08052
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2008, pp. 253-255

 en Pattern of Ptosis in Kano North-West Nigeria
Lamina, S. & Hanif, S.


Objective: Epidemiological data on ptosis are generally lacking in the developing nations. The aim of this study was to assess the seven years pattern of ptosis in a Nigerian Specialist Hospital, Kano North-West Nigeria.
Method: The records of patients' diagnosis as ptosis between 2000 and 2006 were scrutinized. Data such as age, sex, cause, socioeconomic status, side of ptosis and management were obtained.
Result: A total number of 104 patients were recorded. High prevalence was found as follows: male 102(65.4%); right side (61.5%); trauma (RTA) (60.9%); civil servants (38.5.8%) and age group: 51-60 years (25.6%).
Conclusion: It was concluded that trauma from road traffic accident (RTA) is the major aetiological factor and the right side mostly affected. Recommendation: It is recommended that surgical training and facilities for ptosis correction is off priority.

Ptosis, Paralysis, orbital muscles

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