Ananthakrishnan Ramesh

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ting of hematologic disorders like sickle-cell anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, polycythemia vera and hypercoagulable states like protein C, protein S deficiencies due to clogging of the splenic microcirculation by abnormal cells1. Other conditions include thromboembolic phenomenon like infective endocarditis, atrial fibrillation and postcardiac surgery. In(More)
An 11-year-old girl with clinical features of Kartagener syndrome presented with signs of acute glomerulonephritis. Blood urea and creatinine were mildly elevated and anti-streptolysin O and C3 levels were normal. Renal biopsy demonstrated mesangial proliferation and direct immunofluorescence showed IgM and C3 deposits. This appears to be the first report(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of static magnetic resonance urography (MRU) in hydronephrosis and to compare parameters of hydronephrosis in MRU with intravenous urography (IVU). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-nine patients were included in this study of which 55 patients with a total of 63 hydronephrotic units underwent both IVU and MRU. MRU(More)
The term gossypiboma is used to describe a mass of cotton matrix left behind in a body cavity intraoperatively. The most common site reported is the abdominal cavity. It can present with abscess, intestinal obstruction, malabsorption, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and fistulas. A 37-year-old woman presented with pain in the right hypochondrium for 2 months(More)
An 18‐year‐old female presented with sudden onset of weakness and parasthesiae of all 4 limbs. She also complained of non‐radiating neck pain. On evaluation (at another hospital), she was found to have flaccid paralysis of all 4 limbs with complete loss of sensation below C4. She had shallow respiration and was intubated and electively ventilated. Magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe Magnetic Resonance Urography (MRU) appearances of the circumcaval ureter, a rare congenital cause of hydronephrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven cases of circumcaval ureter, suspected on intravenous urography (IVU), underwent subsequent static MRU using heavily T2-weighted sequences. RESULTS The various appearances of circumcaval(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed at determining the frequency of abnormal finger flexion, Hoffman's and extensor plantar (Babinski) response in healthy adults and to determine the sensitivity and specificity of these tests as markers of spinal cord compression in symptomatic patients. METHODS Patients attending the neurosurgery clinic with neck related(More)
Sickle cell osteomyelitis is usually due to Salmonella or Staphylococcal etiology. Pseudomonas as a cause of sickle cell osteomyelitis is rare. Similarly, pyomyositis is a rare complication in children with sickle cell disease and few cases have been reported, predominantly due to Staphylococcus. We describe an 8-year-old boy who presented with high-grade(More)