Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal 2024-05-12T05:34:20+00:00 Professor Dr. M Mostafa Zaman Open Journal Systems <p>A multidisciplinary, quarterly, single-blinded peer-reviewed, open-access journal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. The journal follows the <a href="">International Journal of Medical Research Editors (ICMJE) </a>recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing and publication of scholarly work in medical journals. BSMMU Journal publishes multidisciplinary medical related original articles, brief articles, case reports, review articles, research letters, letter to editors, perspectives, commentary, editorials, and guest editorials.</p> <p>The online version of the journal is available in <a href="">HINARI</a>, <a href="">Directory of Open Access Journals</a>, <a href="">Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources</a>, <a href=";hl=en&amp;authuser=2">Google Scholar</a>, <a href="">Journals for Free</a>, <a href="">WorldCat</a>, <a href="">Ingenta Connect</a>, ASCI, SafetyLit, ResearchGate.</p> Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in a teenage patient, an unrecognized cause of rectal bleeding: A case report 2023-12-18T13:16:46+00:00 Nadira Musabbir Md. Wahiduzzaman Mazumder Fahmida Begum, Md. Rukunuzzaman <p data-sider-select-id="b2c5dd31-132b-441b-9532-29a74e2f3b7b">Not available</p> 2024-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Nadira Musabbir, Md. Wahiduzzaman Mazumder, Fahmida Begum,, Md. Rukunuzzaman Intraoperative diagnosis of autonomic neuropathy in a case of Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A case report 2024-04-09T15:08:13+00:00 Kazi Mahzabin Arin Chandra Shekhar Karmakar AKM Akhtaruzzaman <p>Not available</p> 2024-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Kazi Mahzabin Arin, Chandra Shekhar Karmakar, AKM Akhtaruzzaman Sonographic biometry of apparently normal parotid gland among adults in Asaba, South-South Nigeria 2024-04-10T08:25:24+00:00 Ugwu Stephen Mbonuejike Chiegwu Hyacienth Uche Nwodo Victor Kelechi Omojola Akintayo Daniel <p data-sider-select-id="6cc6a789-8e2f-48d1-aeab-835733f89c77"><strong data-sider-select-id="ea524743-6839-4078-9619-e325d56057c2">Background:</strong> Detecting subtle changes in the parotid gland size can be difficult when there are no established reference values in a specific area. This can affect patient management and delay early detection of diseases. Therefore, the objective of this study was to describe the size of the parotid gland of adult Nigerian people.<br /><strong data-sider-select-id="19a110bc-cbd0-40dd-b80a-c8bbf009ec60">Methods:</strong> This cross-sectional study included apparently healthy adults. The parotid glands were scanned in various sections using a 7.5 MHz probe after applying ultrasound gel. Each dimension was measured twice, and the mean value was calculat-ed. The 95% reference rages (mean ± 1.96 standard deviation) were described for various dimensions of the parotid glands.<br /><strong data-sider-select-id="298e59e2-9958-4f83-815b-861f2b635d89">Results:</strong> Four hundred healthy adults participated in the survey. Their mean (standard deviation) age was 38.6 (14.6) years. The mean (95% reference range) of both parotid lengths was 4.7 (4.1 – 5.3) cm. The right and left parotid transverse sizes were 3.8 (3.4 – 4.2) and 3.7 (2.9 – 4.5) respectively. The right and left parotid depths lateral to the mandible were 0.8 (0.4 – 1.2) and 0.9 (0.3 – 1.5), parotid depths dorsal to the mandible were 2.3 (1.7 – 2.9) and 2.2 (1.8 – 2.6), and parotid volume were 20.3 (13.3 – 27.1) and 19.8 (14.3 – 25.3) cm3. No significant difference was seen between the right and left parotid glands in men and women.<br /><strong data-sider-select-id="9bfc96ef-f95c-4b97-b43a-497ee0f10b9a">Conclusion:</strong> This study delineates the mean and reference range values of parotid glands among healthy adults of Nigeria which can be used for clinical decision making.</p> 2024-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Ugwu Stephen Mbonuejike, Chiegwu Hyacienth Uche, Nwodo Victor Kelechi, Omojola Akintayo Daniel