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Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention

Toye Gabriel Olajide, Oyebanji Anthony Olajuyin, Atilade Waheed Adegbiji.

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Traditional uvulectomy is a procedure involving partial or total removal of uvula by traditional practitioners.
Uvulectomy by traditional practitioners in Africa has been an age-long practice.
The procedure still persists in the developing countries probably because of low socio-economic status and non-formal educational level. There are divergent views as to reason for uvulectomy as well as its overall benefit. There have been reported cases of complications after the procedure with subsequent increase in morbidity and mortality. The goal of this paper was to examine the origin of traditional uvulectomy, perception of people, its burden and strategies of its prevention.

Key words: Traditional, uvulectomy, burden, prevention


 
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Olajide TG, Olajuyin OA, Adegbiji AW, . Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2018; 2(4): 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention


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Olajide TG, Olajuyin OA, Adegbiji AW, . Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. http://mdpub.net/?mno=2326 [Access: July 17, 2019]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention


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Olajide TG, Olajuyin OA, Adegbiji AW, . Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2018; 2(4): 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



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Olajide TG, Olajuyin OA, Adegbiji AW, . Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2018), [cited July 17, 2019]; 2(4): 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



Harvard Style

Olajide, T. G., Olajuyin, O. A., Adegbiji, A. . W. . & (2018) Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 2 (4), 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



Turabian Style

Olajide, Toye Gabriel, Oyebanji Anthony Olajuyin, Atilade Waheed Adegbiji, and . 2018. Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 2 (4), 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



Chicago Style

Olajide, Toye Gabriel, Oyebanji Anthony Olajuyin, Atilade Waheed Adegbiji, and . "Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 2 (2018), 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Olajide, Toye Gabriel, Oyebanji Anthony Olajuyin, Atilade Waheed Adegbiji, and . "Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 2.4 (2018), 123-126. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Olajide, T. G., Olajuyin, O. A., Adegbiji, A. . W. . & (2018) Traditional Uvulectomy: Origin, Perception, burden and strategies of prevention. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 2 (4), 123-126. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.traditional-uvulectomy-prevention