African Journal of
Cellular Pathology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Cell. Path
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2449-0776
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJCPath
  • Start Year: 2013
  • Published Articles: 107

Table of Content: November, 2013; 1(1)

November 2013

Impact of liver damage on the histoarchitectural profile of the cerebellar cortex in rats

Aim: This study described the histopathological profile of the cerebellar cortex and liver of rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver damage. Methods: Male Wistar rats weighing about 250 g were divided into 2 groups (A and B). Group A (control) rats were treated with olive oil (OO) solution only while Group B rats were treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) for 8 weeks. Thereafter, the cerebellum and...

Author(s): Adekomi DA, Oyesomi TO, Ajao MS, Ojo OA, Onikanni SA

November 2013

Histopathological pattern of renal tumours seen in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria

Aim: Malignant renal tumour is a relatively rare type of cancer that occurs third in urological tumours after prostate and bladder cancers. Little is known in the literatures about its existence in Sokoto which prompted this research. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence and histopathological pattern of malignant renal tumours in Sokoto, Nigeria. Methods: A total of 11,554 H&E stained sections...

Author(s): Isah RT, Sahabi SM, Adamu SN, Muhammad AT, Mungadi IA

November 2013

Effect of exercise induced stress on serum cortisol level and cd4 cell count in rats

Aim: To evaluate the effect of exercise induced stress on serum cortisol level and CD4 cells in rats. Methods: A total of 21 male albino rats weighing 100±10g were used for the study. The exercise pre-conditioning was in the form of mere swimming. Serum cortisol was evaluated using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. CD4 cell counts were estimated using Partec Cyflow counter, Germany for the quantification...

Author(s): Ehiaghe FA,, Agbonlahor DE, Etikerentse SMO, Osadolor HB

November 2013

Prevalence of squamous intraepithelial lesions of the cervix in Jalingo, Nigeria

Aim: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria; fortunately it is preventable through regular screening and management of intraepithelial lesions. This study aims to determine the prevalence of squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) of the cervix among women of reproductive age. Methods: All sexually active women between the ages of 16 – 45 years were screened consecutively for...

Author(s): Ahmed SA, Ayuba HU, Maiangwa A, Vakkai VI, Dashe DR, Joel R, Abubakar M, Danga D, Raalueke UA, Kataps HJ

November 2013

Effect of ascorbic acid on mercuric chloride-induced changes on the cerebral cortex of wistar rats

Aim: The present work was aimed at evaluating the effect of ascorbic acid on mercuric chloride induced changes on the cerebrum of Wistar rats. Methods: Thirty Wistar rats of average weight of 200g were divided into 6 groups of 5 rats each. In addition to normal diet, the animals in Group 1 were given distilled water, Groups 2 and 3 were administered 52mg/kg and 26.25mg/kg of mercuric chloride (HgCl) respectively...

Author(s): Ibegbu AO, Animoku AA, Ayuba M, Brosu D, Adamu SA, Akpulu P, Hamman WO, Umana UE, Musa SA

November 2013

Morphology of the liver of wistar rats exposed to Alcohol during pregnancy and lactation

Aim: Maternal alcohol intake during pregnancy and/or lactation results to some developmental defects in the offspring including growth retardation. Information is limited on the effect of alcohol on the liver of dams exposed to alcohol. Methods: Rat model was employed to investigate the effects of alcohol on the liver of the dams. 75 female Wistar rats grouped into 3 of 25 each were used. The rats were later bred...

Author(s): Onu JE, Oke BO, Ozegbe PC, Oyewale JO

  • Article Number: 88D056B69535

November 2013

Cervicitis amongst teenage sex workers in Nenin Metropolis, Nigeria: the view point of the cytologist

Aim: Commercial sex is a risky activity of acquiring and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases. They have a disproportionate impact on the reproductive health of teenage girls, often leading to cervicitis. The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of teenage prostitutes living in brothels in Benin City, Nigeria, while a secondary goal examined its relativity in the overall burden of cervicitis among...

Author(s): Odigie BE, Odega KI

  • Article Number: ED596A069538

November 2013

A computer-assisted photometric analysis of the facial angle of the Itsekiris in Nigeria

Aim: To determine and compare the mean facial angle between male and female Itsekiris. Methods: This is a cross sectional study that involved 100 Itsekiris aged between 18 and 30 years. The multi-stage ampling technique was used in this study. The three local government areas in Itsekiri land were covered. Simple random sampling was employed to select the research subjects. There was also stratified sampling such that...

Author(s): Anibor Ese, Okobiah Richard

  • Article Number: 71DB7E469543

November 2013

Awareness of cervical cancer and its screening in Abakaliki, Nigeria

Aim: Cervical cancer is the most common genital tract malignancy among women in developing  ountries. It accounts for more than 250,000 deaths yearly most of which occur in the developing countries. The aim of this work was to assess the awareness of cervical cancer among Igbo women in Abakaliki, Nigeria. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study using structured questionnaires at the Federal Teaching Hospital...

Author(s): Chinaka CC, Nwazue UC

  • Article Number: 0459E6669544