Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A publication of the Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN)

We publish original research on the biology and diseases of the Gut, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum and Spleen both in humans and experimental animal models.

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"Our mission is to be a foremost journal of local and international acclaim known for excellence in scientific publications."

To promote, produce and publish high quality, scientifically sound and socially relevant research works that will contribute to advancement of knowledge in the disciplines of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pancreatology, as well as serve as a reference for research works done in Nigeria, Africa and the World in general.

Featured Articles & Papers

Organic and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Distinction Getting More Nebulous by the Day

— Professor Sylvester Chuks Nwokediuko

With improvements in knowledge, occasioned by biomedical research, the classification of diseases into organic and functional disorders has become hazy and indeed questionable. This trend seems to affect the gastrointestinal system more than any other organ system.

Organic disorders are defined by ...

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME IN NIGERIA: DISPARITY BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH

— Nwokediuko SC, Adekanle O, Akere A, Olokoba A, Anyanechi C, Umar M S, Maiyaki A, Ijoma U, Obienu O, Uhunmwangho A and Ndububa D

Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort in association with altered bowel habits in the absence of organic disease. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of IBS in Nigeria, a typical m...

HISTOPATHOLOGICAL REVIEW OF CHOLECYSTECTOMY SPECIMENS IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN GHANA

— Duduyemi BM, Aboagye E, Titiloye NA, Nyarko HA and Ashie Y

Introduction: Diseases of the gall bladder are relatively common ranging from inflammation to neoplastic conditions. While the inflammatory conditions are rife in our environment, the neoplastic ones are generally rare. Our study aims to analyse the pattern of gall bladder lesions from cholecystecto...

THE PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS C VIRAL RNA AMONG WOMEN UNDERGOING ANTENATAL CARE IN PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

— Omunakwe HE, Dan-Jumbo AI, Abere ST, Kalio GBD and Oyan B

Background: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a blood borne flavivirus, that has a predilection for hepatocytes but it is not directly cytopathic. There is a risk of infected mothers passing the virus to their babies in the perinatal period – vertical transmission is becoming a leading source of the ...

THE ROLE OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RETAINED DISTAL PART OF THE APPENDIX : A CASE REPORT

— George Chilaka Obonna and Chibuike Martins Obonna

Appendicectomy is one of the most common emergency surgical procedures. Stump Appendicitis is well recognized entity and has been described in the literature. Despite recent advances in imaging techniques, its diagnosis and effective management remain a clinical challenge. We present a 15-year old b...

CONGENITAL HEPATIC CYST WITH SEVERE MALNUTRITION IN AN INFANT: A CASE REPORT

— Anthony O. Atimati and Samuel S. Anikoh

Congenital hepatic cysts are usually asymptomatic, very rare conditions in infancy and are most often discovered incidentally during radiologic imaging. They are more common in females with no racial differences. Most simple hepatic cysts are small and disappear spontaneously but in about 15% of cas...

EDITORIAL

— Professor Sylvester Chuks Nwokediuko

The articles featured in this issue underpin the pivotal role of epidemiology in gastroenterology. First is an analysis of patients referred to the gastroenterology service of a University Teaching Hospital in Southwestern Nigeria. In that paper, Hepatitis B Virus infection and Dyspepsia were the co...

AN ANALYSIS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY REFERRALS AT THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, IBADAN, NIGERIA

— Temitope Oke and Samuel Ola

Introduction: Worldwide, gastrointestinal diseases are a major burden on health sector resources. The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of gastroenterology referral and consultations as seen in the gastroenterology outpatient clinic (GEOPC) of the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeri...

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The Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a bi-annual publication of the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), which publishes original research on the biology and diseases of the Gut, Liver, Pancreas, Peritoneum and Spleen both in humans and experimental animal models.

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