Pitfalls in Traditional Management of Uvulectomy: A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,4,438-439.
Published:November 2012
Type: Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

De-kaa NLP1, Atabo A2, Pitmang SL2, Gambazhi A2, Jombo GTA3

1Department of Family Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, PMB 12245 Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. 

2Department of Family Medicine, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos. Plateau State, Nigeria.

3Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, PMB 102119 Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.


Sore throat is a common presenting complaint. A number of illnesses and conditions like uvulitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and rarely referred pain from the neck. Present as sore throat. I present a 24 year old female with pain in the throat, difficulty in swallowing and neck swelling two days after a traditional uvulectomy. She was treated with antibiotics for one week and warm saline gargle. The patient, her parents and relations were educated on the need to avoid harmful traditional practices.

Pitfalls in traditional management of uvulectomy: a case report