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1. Island Singapore Flap Vaginoplasty of Two Adult Cases of Mayer– Rokitansky–Küster–        Hauser Syndrome Type I

      Alex Okello Wamalwa, Stanely Ominde Khainga

2. Schistosoma Mansoni Proctocolitis with Polyposis

      Fridah Bosire, Ian Orwa, Michael Mwachiro, Robert Parker, Russell White

3. Mountain Papaya Seeds Causing Fecal Impaction in Children

      Julie Ituku, Mathenge Nduhiu

4. Perineal Ectopic Testis in an Adult

     Gilbert Maranya, Bernard Mwero

5. Plummer-Vinson Syndrome with Improvement After Iron Repletion

     Valerian Mwenda, Jackson Njuguna, Ancent Nzioka

6. Orbito-Maxillofacial Cutaneous Anthrax

      Kamau M, Mpekethu M, Guthua S, Macigo F

7. Reconstruction of Complex Post-Traumatic Perineal/Pelvic Defects Using a Pedicled              Anterolateral Thigh Flap in a Child

      Nthumba P, Hansen E, Jami M, Muchiri A, Nyoro P

8. Massive Cervico-Lingual Cystic Hygroma

     Odhiambo WA, Karega A, Kalisa L, Dimba E

9. Cordylobia Anthropophaga: Furuncular Myiasis in a Family of 3

      Mayabi L, Badawy M, Abdallah A

10. Parasitic Rachipagus Conjoined Twins: Surgical Management and Follow-up of a              Case in Kenya

        Oduor PR, Nyamai K

11. The ‘Vanishing Breast’: An Unusual Presentation of Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma

        Mwenda AS, Ilkul JH

12. Degloving Penile Trauma In A 12 Year Old Boy: Case Report

        Kihiko DK

13. Lithopedion Causing Intestinal Obstruction

        Riogi B, Odhiambo K, Ogutu O 

14. Unusual Bones Articulating With the Pelvic Girdle

        Otsyeno FM,  Atinga JEO

15. Fetus in Fetu: A Case Report and Review of Literature

        Wobenjo A, Osawa F

16. Severe Necrotizing infection of the Perineum: Beyond Necrosectomy

        Abdihakin M, Saidi H

17. Abdominal cocoon: A case report

        D. Ojuka, L. Okutoyi


1. Documentation of Pregnancy Status before Surgery in Kenya

      Alex Muturi, Mohamed Omar, Brian Ngure, Daniel Ojuka, John Kinuthia

2. Safety of Thyroidectomy at a rural District Hospital in Kenya

      Daniel Ojuka 

3. Gossypiboma of the Abdomen and Pelvis; A Recurring Error

      Gilbert Maranya, Heltam Maganga, Bernard Mwero

4. End-of-Life Decisions: Ethics, Cultural Norms, and Resource Management

       Adwok JA, Minelli MJ 

5. The Canadian Head CT Rule; A Hospital Audit

      John Kinyua

6. Validation of the Ottawa Ankle Rules at a Tertiary Teaching Hospital

​      Tharao MK, Oroko P, Abdulkarim A, Saidi H


1.   Cancer in Kenya: Outlook and Perspectives
      Russell E. White, Robert K. Parker

2.   Young patients with colorectal cancer at a tertiary hospital in Kenya, 1993 - 2005
      H Saidi, EO Nyaim, D Karuri, JW Githaiga


3.   Oesophageal cancer: an overview of a deadly disease
      RE White, RK Parker

4.   Adenocarcinoma of the Colon in a 10-year-old child
      M.M Siboe, R.O Abdalla, K.C Lakati, P Oduor, M.M Siboe

5.  Prevalence of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
      Daniel Ojuka, Keith Dindi, Mark Awori


6.  Risk Factors for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Kenyan Population
     MS Machoki, H Saidi, A Raja, A Ndonga, A Njue, I Biomdo, S Kimani, J Arudo, A Mushtaq

7.   Clinical Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer in Kenya
      H Saidi, M Abdihakin, B Njihia, G Jumba, G Kiarie, J Githaiga, NO Abinya


1.    Breast Cancer at a Glance
          Bahaty Riogi, Ronald Wasike

2.   The Pattern of Breast Diseases at Kenyatta National Hospital
        ES Otieno, SK Kimende, J Micheni


3.   Breast cancer Molecular subtypes and their clinicopathological characteristics                  amongst patients at the Aga Khan University  hospital (Nairobi)
        S.M Gakinya, S Sayed, R Chauhan


4.   Metastatic Breast Cancer and Hormonal Receptor Status among a Group of Women          in Sub-Saharan Africa
         A Nabawanuka, M Galukande, H Nalwoga, A Gakwaya


5.   Surgical Margin Status after Breast Conservation Surgery at Aga Khan University              Hospital Nairobi
        B Riogi, R Wasike

6.   Receptor Status and Associated Clinico- Histopathological Characteristics among              Women with Breast Cancer in a Ugandan Tertiary Hospital
         JNP Babalanda, M Galukande, JG Jombwe, JO Fualal


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