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The authors report a case of recurrent intestinal obstruction due to complete transmural migration of a retained surgical sponge into the small intestine. A 41-year-old woman presented with recurrent episodes of intestinal obstruction following a previous laparotomy in a private hospital for some gynaecologic procedures. Relaparotomy revealed a mass within(More)
BACKGROUND Mammography has been used in developed countries with considerable success but very little is known about this imaging modality in low resource settings. This study examined the level of awareness of mammography and determined factors influencing the level of awareness. METHODS We conducted a hospital based cross sectional study to investigate(More)
INTRODUCTION Mammographic breast density is dependent on the relative proportion of radiolucent fat and radio-dense connective and glandular tissue. This breast density is said to be a marker of risk for breast cancer and has received widespread interest in many countries in recent years. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study is to estimate(More)
BACKGROUND Adult colo-colonic intussusception is a rare abnormality and it may pose a diagnostic challenge. OBJECTIVE To report two cases of adult colo-colonic intussusception with benign lesion as the lead points. METHODS The Clinical records of the two patients containing the management details were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS The 1st case was a(More)
BACKGROUND Sonographic breast density pattern like mammography is dependent on the relative proportion of connective and glandular tissue. Breast density is a marker for breast cancer risk and has received wide spread interest in many countries in recent times. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This paper aims at describing the sonographic breast pattern in women in(More)
BACKGROUND Though the major target of the HIV-virus is the immune system, the frequency of abdominal disorders in HIV/AIDS patients has been reported to be second only to pulmonary disease. These abdominal manifestations may be on the increase as the use of antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy and improved quality of life. Ultrasonography is(More)
BACKGROUND Tru-cut needle biopsies form an integral part of Triple assessment of breast cancer and include clinical assessment, mammography and core needle biopsy. No study has been done to evaluate the validity of the procedure in our environment. This study was done to evaluate the validity of core needle biopsies in our centre. METHOD A retrospective(More)
which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. An 80 year old clergy, presented with a 5-day history of left-sided chest pain which was non-radiating but had cough productive of white sputum. No history of haemoptysis, dyspnoea, orthopnoea or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea was(More)
Benign diseases are more common than malignant diseases in pregnant and lactating women. Fibroadenomas are the most commonly identified benign breast tumour in pregnant and lactating women. Pregnancy related breast cancer is defined as breast cancer that occurs during pregnancy or within 1 year of delivery. Its incidence is estimated at 1 in 3000 to 1 in 10(More)