Research Papers/Topics in Medicine And Surgery

THE LEGALIZATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS IN NIGERIA

Cannabis Marijuana has been a term very familiar with the populace for its negative effects and attributes but the good part of this naturally occurring drug is yet to be explored. This article gets to look at the medical benefits attached to cannabis marijuana and why it should be legalized.

A Craniometric Study of Adult Humans Skulls from Southwestern Nigeria

Abstract: The study aims at determining the cranial indices of some skulls recovered from cadavers sourced from Southwestern regions of Nigeria, mainly populated by Yoruba ethnic tribe. The cranial indices of 85 human skulls were determined by measuring the maximum cranial length (mcl) and maximum cranial breadth (mcb) using Goniometre fitted with sliding calliper. The cranial index was determined by finding the percentage of the ratio mcb to mcl x100. The skulls were deemed from adult indivi...

The Jugular Foramen and the Intracranial Volume; Are they Related?

Abstract: The study aimed to investigate the relationship between the size of a human skull foramen and the intracranial volume (skull capacity). A total number of 91 human skulls were studied to determine the volume of the foramina and the intracranial volume. The volumes of the foramina were determined by using the formula pie r2h (the geometrical formula of a cone-shaped figure) where ‘r’ is the radius of the effluent aperture, ‘h’ the depth of the foramen and B is a constant. The ...

Agenesis of Palmaris Longus Muscle in Selected Population of School Children in Nigeria

ÊSUMMARY: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of agenesis of palmaris longus muscle tendon among school children in Ogun state, Southwestern Nigeria and also, to verify the symmetry of the agenesis of the muscle in relation to sex. The presence of the palmaris longus muscle tendon was determined in 564 individuals, 285 male and 279 female, with age varying from 2 to 20 years old. Four different tests were used; Schaeffers test, Thompsons test, Mishras test 1 and Pushpakumars ...