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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.48 n.2 Cape Town May. 2010


The negative appendicectomy rate in Zaria, Nigeria



J. G. Makama S. A. Ahmed; E. S. Garba; L. Khalid K. Abdullahi

Departments of Surgery and Pathology Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika-Zaria Nigeria


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