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Female pygopagus twins, Gargi and Gayatri, were born with a common sacrum and a common subarachnoid space, and their vaginas and anal canals shared a common posterior wall. The circumference of union at birth was 42 cm. At 4 months with a combined weight of 7.4 kg, they were successfully separated. Details of the surgical and anaesthetic management are(More)
A case of congenital, unilateral giant hydronephrosis containing 42 1/2 litres of urine in an adult male is reported. Diagnosis and management are discussed. Because of the possible effects of sudden abdominal decompression, a plea is made for a two-stage procedure. The hydronephrosis is first decompressed slowly by drainage and nephrectomy is then(More)
BACKGROUND Blood transfusion carries the risk of transmission of several infectious agents. The latest method for blood screening, nucleic acid testing is not affordable in developing countries. AIM The study was aimed to find response to post-donation counseling for reactive markers among the voluntary blood donors donating in blood donation camps. (More)
Introduction. Red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization and autoimmunization remain a major problem in transfusion dependent thalassemic patients. There is a paucity of data on the incidence of RBC alloimmunization and autoimmunization in thalassemic patients from eastern part of India, as pretransfusion antibody screening is not routinely performed. Aims. To(More)