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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of rapid intraoperative crush smear cytologic diagnosis of central and peripheral nervous system lesions and to determine the accuracy and relevance of the accuracy of the intraoperative cytologic diagnosis when compared to the final paraffin section diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN The crush (squash) smear technique was(More)
BACKGROUND We endeavored to analyze patients of subacute and chronic subdural hematomas studied in a 4-year period at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Kashmir, India. METHODS The study was a retrospective analysis of 1181 patients of subdural hematomas. Demographic characteristics, clinico-radiologic features, operative modalities, and(More)
AIM To describe imaging findings of cerebral hydatid cysts on computed tomography of brain. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed CT scans of brain in 5 patients with pathologically confirmed hydatid cysts in cerebral hemispheres. The patients were scanned either on a spiral (single slice) CT or on multidetector-row CT before and after(More)
Brain tumors are not rare in children. The common brain tumors in children are medulloblastomas and craniopharyngiomas. Intraparenchymal meningiomas are very rare. We report a case of intraparenchymal meningioma in a child who was operated with a preoperative impression of a primitive neuroectodermal tumor.
Apoplexy in sellar metastasis is very rare with only a few case reports in literature. A case of apoplexy in sellar metastasis from follicular thyroid carcinoma is reported and the literature is briefly reviewed. The patient presented with sudden onset headache and bi-lateral loss of vision following thyroidectomy in a case of follicular carcinoma thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND The use of force to control public uprisings, riots, unruly mobs is an important tool in any administrative setup. Law enforcement agencies often resort to aerial firing, which can be responsible for unintended injuries due to stray bullets.This study was designed to study the pattern of stray bullet injuries and to generate awareness about the(More)
Tubercular meningitis constitutes an important cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries, and various factors determine its outcome. We studied demographic and clinical profiles of childhood tubercular meningitis, and identified predictors of outcome. This prospective study was performed in 65 children aged ≤ 18 years, hospitalized with a(More)
OBJECTIVE A case of an intradiploic epidermoid tumor leading to spontaneous extradural hematoma is reported. Intradiploic epidermoids are not common intracranial tumors. This is the first reported case of intradiploic epidermoid presenting as a spontaneous extradural hematoma. CLINICAL PRESENTATION The patient presented with sudden onset of headache and(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of hypopituitarism in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage ranges from 0% to 45%. Also the screening for hypopituitarism in survivors of aneurysmal SAH is not a routine. This has led to a controversy in the management of such patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the endocrine profile of our patients who had(More)