Asish Mukherjee

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Dear Editor: Cecal volvulus after colonoscopy is exceedingly rare. In fact, only four such cases are reported in English medical literature, to the best of the authors’ knowledge. We report the case of a 40-year-old female who underwent right hemicolectomy for cecal volvulus precipitated by colonoscopy. This condition accounts for approximately 40% of(More)
The aim of this study was to identify clinical parameters that may help distinguish periappendicitis from the more common clinical entity of acute appendicitis. Serosal inflammation of the appendix without mucosal involvement constitutes the condition known as periappendicitis. In most situations this is a sequel of extra-appendicular sepsis and is likely(More)
Among the causes of appendicitis, foreign body obstruction of the appendiceal lumen is one of the rarest. In the majority of cases, swallowed foreign bodies pass through the alimentary system without causing any significant disease manifestation. Of those items that are swallowed, rigid and/or sharp ones, such as needles, have the greatest potential to(More)
Carcinoid tumors arise from neuroendocrine cells and produce their symptoms mainly through secreted amines, and by a local desmoplastic response. The critical issue in the management of advanced carcinoid tumors is preservation of quality of life and symptomatic relief. This is because of the characteristic indolent growth which makes survival a secondary(More)
Overall recurrence following curative resection for colorectal cancer has been variably reported to be between 25% to 50%. Lungs, liver, and locoregional sites are most frequently involved, but although isolated hepatic and pulmonary metastases have been aggressively targeted, pelvic recurrences have been traditionally considered unsalvageable.(More)
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