Kayamba V, Sinkala E, Mwanamakondo S, Soko R, Kawimbe B, Amadi B, Zulu I, Nzaisenga JB, Banda T, Mumbwe C, Phiri E, Munkonge P, Kelly P. Trends in upper gastrointestinal diagnosis over four decades in Lusaka, Zambia: a retrospective analysis of endoscopic findings. BMC gastroenterology. 2015 Oct 6;15(15). 127 p. PMID: 26444265 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4596361
There a shortage of robust information about profiles of gastrointestinal disease in sub-Saharan Africa. The endoscopy unit of the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka has been running without interruption since 1977 and this 38-year record is largely intact. We report an analysis of endoscopic findings over this period.