Nigerian Journal of Family Practice

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Elderly woman with multiple morbidities presenting with a funny ventral hernia

AN Alabi, F Onuoha, JO Agboola


Multi morbidity is the occurrence of more than one concurrant chronic diseases in a patient1,2. It is very common in the elderly and common to both sexes2.It is more or less the norm in Family Practice than the exception. Its importance lies in the fact that it not only affects the patient's quality of life, it poses a big challenge to the managing doctors especially when surgery is required. The patient reported in this case report had five comorbidities in addition to a complication of a previous surgery.

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