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Tiv

 

(also Munshi), a people inhabiting a sizable area along both banks of the Benue River in central Nigeria. The Tiv number approximately 2 million (1975, estimate), with 95 percent living in the states of Benue and Plateau. Their language belongs to the Eastern Bantoid group. In addition to traditional religious beliefs such as ancestor worship and various nature cults, the Tiv practice Islam and Christianity. Their primary occupation is agriculture, the chief crops being yams, millet, sorghum, sweet potatoes, cotton, rice, and soybeans. There is growing seasonal migration, and an increasing number of Tiv are working for wages.

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Use of a TIVS during transfer to a more specialised centre was first described in 1989, when a case in which a shunt was used during a 16-hour air transfer to a regional trauma centre was described.
Use of a TIVS can be life- and limb-saving and should be considered an important component of the surgical armamentarium of the general and trauma surgeon.
4] Since the developments in the Gulf War, use of TIVSs has also been advocated in the civilian trauma patient.