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  1. Traditional uvulectomy in Niger : a public health problem ?

    Article - En anglais

    Although traditional uvulectomy, a procedure which consists of cutting away a part of the uvula, has been reported in several sub-Saharan African countries, in Maghreb and in Israel, epidemiological and anthropological data on this practice are rare.

    Severe complications may require hospitalization.

    The goal of this study was to assess the prevalence of this traditional procedure in Niamey, capital of Niger, the incidence of its severe complications and the beliefs and practices related to it.

    By the age of 5,19.6% of the children in our survey had undergone uvulectomy.

    Severe complications of uvulectomy represented 7.8/1000 cases of hospitalization for children under 15 years of age.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, ORL, Médecine traditionnelle, Complication, Niger, Afrique, Epidémiologie, Croyance, Enfant, Homme, Ethnie, Milieu culturel, Luette, Barbier

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, ENT, Folk medicine, Complication, Niger, Africa, Epidemiology, Belief, Child, Human, Ethnic group, Cultural environment

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0679771

    Code Inist : 002B25C01. Création : 09/06/1995.