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2021 Jul

Niger J Clin Pract



A 10-year review of colonoscopy at aminu kano teaching hospital, Kano Nigeria.


Musa Y, Abdulkadir YM, Manko M, Umar YS, Mohammed AN, Yusuf I, Borodo MM, Samaila AA
Niger J Clin Pract. 2021 Jul; 24(7):1072-1076.
PMID: 34290185.


Colonoscopy is an investigation modality used for colorectal examination; it is the most accurate technique for the diagnosis and surveillance of important colorectal diseases such as cancers (colorectal cancer) and polyps. Aims: Most studies on colonoscopy in Nigeria were conducted in southwest such as Ilorin, Ife, Ibadan, and Lagos. We therefore feel the need to get information from other regions such as northwest, the area of this study. The aim of this study was to identify the common indications as well as colonoscopic findings among patients who had colonoscopy in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano.