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Forensic Science & Addiction Research

Forensic Presentations of Malignant Lymphoma in Nigeria

  • Open or Close Wilson I B Onuigbo*

    Department of Pathology, Medical Foundation & Clinic, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Wilson I B Onuigbo, Department of Pathology, Medical Foundation & Clinic, 8 Nsukka Lane, Enugu-410000, Nigeria

Submission: December 06, 2017; Published: January 25, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/FSAR.2018.02.000533

ISSN: 2578-0042
Volume2 Issue2

Abstract

Long ago, it was the author’s privilege to contribute a 5-paged historical account on Hodgkin. Recently, my contribution concerned also a medicolegal case reported by that great man. Therefore, it was of interest to come across in my home country, Nigeria, recent reports on lymphoma. Accordingly, let me contribute two medico-legal examples from my own people, the Igbos or Ibos. Both specimens happened to have been submitted to me at a Regional Pathology Laboratory which I headed personally, the senders being missionary doctors working in a hinterland hospital. What necessarily follows is the establishment of an effective oncology policy with the active collaboration of voluntary agencies.

Keywords: Hodgkin; Disease; History; Missionaries; Hinterland; Afikpo; Igbos; Nigeria

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