oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Cholelithiasis, diverticular disease and hiatus hernia in a Rhodesian African

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case report is presented to illustrate the occurrence .of three diseases relatively rare in Africans (colonic diverticulosis, cholelithiasis and hiatus hernia) in an African patient. The possible aetiological factors of these diseases are discussed. It would appear that dietary considerations form the common denominator in these diseases; this is suggested by animal studies and epidemiological surveys.

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