Pattern of presentation of diseases at the university of Benin teaching hospital gastroenterology out patients’ clinic.

  • C E Omuemu
  • R A Ugiagbe


This study set out to assess the pattern of presentation of diseases in the gastroenterology outpatients’ clinic of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria.
Method: The Gastroenterology clinic records of the hospital for a period of one year were reviewed retrospectively and the relevant data extracted from them and analyzed.
Results: A total of 1232 patients were seen during the study period of which 675 (54.8%) of the patients seen were female, while 557 (45.2%) were male. The ages of majority of the patients ranged from 21 to 70 years. The most common condition encountered in the clinic was peptic ulcer disease (33.9%), followed by chronic liver disease (15.4%), then acute hepatitis (9.6%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (6.7%), hepatocellular carcinoma (5.9%), and then chronic hepatitis (5.2%).


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