A. K. Govil

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OBJECTIVE Our experience in treating large common bile duct stones using Olympus basket mechanical lithotripter (BML 2Q) and Soehendra lithotripter is reported. METHODS Between July 1990 and December 1993, twenty two patients with common bile duct stones too large to be extracted by Dormia basket or balloon were treated with BML lithotripter or Soehendra(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic variceal ligation and endoscopic sclerotherapy are both recommended for the prevention of variceal rebleeding. To compare their efficacy, their influence on gastric varices and the development of portal gastropathy, 95 patients with variceal bleeding were studied. METHODS The patients were randomized to receive weekly endoscopic(More)
Records of one hundred and two patients with idiopathic ulcerative colitis were retrospectively studied to estimate the prevalence of associated tuberculosis. There were 49 males and 53 females with a mean age of 33 +/- 13 years. Seven patients (3 pulmonary and 4 intestinal) had associated tuberculosis. All patients with intestinal tuberculosis were females(More)
Thirty patients with severe ulcerative colitis were studied prospectively. Sixty percent (18/30) of severe ulcerative colitis were in remission after mean duration of 9.2 days (range 2-20 days) of intensive intravenous therapy without major side effects of steroids. Factors predicting poor response to medical therapy on admission are: stool frequency > or =(More)
  • A Govil, N Kumar
  • 1995
Esophageal intubation with a plastic prosthesis is a well established palliative treatment for esophageal carcinoma. The technique is safer with endoscopy than previous surgical techniques. Advantages of stent include rapid and long lasting relief of dysphagia in most patients with carcinoma esophagus. Repeated procedures are not required. Placement of(More)