A. K. Mandal

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Definite progress in understanding the etiology of cervical cancer has been achieved, and some types of human papillomavirus have been established as the central cause of cervical cancer worldwide. This study investigates the human papillomavirus infection and its correlation with apoptosis and clinicopathologic characteristics in squamous cell carcinoma of(More)
We present a rare case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with a swelling on the lateral aspect of her left forearm, present since 6 months, adjacent to a 16-year-old burn scar. X-ray of elbow joint and forearm revealed the subcutaneous nature of the swelling. Giemsa and periodic acid–Schiff-stained smears and potassium hydroxide mount of fine-needle(More)
Pyrenochaeta romeroi is a rare fungal agent of chronic, suppurative subcutaneous infections leading to mycetoma. It is an unusual cause of deep, non-mycetomatous infections. We herein present review of the literature along with a case of 61-year-old Indian female with rheumatoid arthritis who developed subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Pyrenochaeta(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is an uncommon, slow growing and locally aggressive tumor of the skin with a high rate of recurrence even after supposedly wide excision. The reports of regional lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis are very rare. Because of the extreme rarity of these cases with metastasis, the experience with management of(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic syndrome, characterized by anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovary. With serological markers of autoimmunity found elevated in PCOS, there is a possible link between autoimmunity and PCOS. AIM The study aimed to investigate the possible correlation between autoimmune markers of(More)
Primary osteoclast-like giant cell tumor (OC-GCT) has been rarely described in extraskeletal sites. The diagnosis primarily hinges on the detection of giant cells. However, these giant cells are also seen in many giant cell lesions, thus creating diagnostic confusion and dilemma. Here, we describe a rare case of a 24-year-old male with primary(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES A total of 237 Nicobarese subjects who had received hepatitis B vaccination as part of mass vaccination project during 2000-2001 were screened for anti-HBsAg titres by quantitative ELISA five years after vaccination. METHODS Anti-HBsAg antibody was estimated using quantitative ELISA. Proportion of the subjects with protective(More)
Emphasising the point that the contralateral breast plays a vital role in the prognosis of breast cancer, Foote & Stewart (1945) reported that the presence of a cancer in the ipsi-lateral breast is the single most important factor for increased risk in the opposite breast. Prophylactic mastec-tomy of the opposite breast had been advocated in the past(More)
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