### The Allure of Abdominal Scarification (UDE) among the Esan Tribe in South-South Nigeria – A Prospective Analysis

, , Airenakho Emorinken, , , &
Background: The practice of inflicting cuts (incisions) on the anterior abdominal wall to treat splenomegaly of various causes is a very common one in some parts of Edo State, Nigeria. Such incisions may result in several complications including sepsis (especially in children who are the major targets); massive blood loss leading to symptomatic anemia that may require blood transfusions or lead to death and massive keloidal growth as sequelae in some of the patients. This...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.