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The density and distribution of mast cells was assessed in skin biopsies of 118 untreated leprosy cases and 20 healthy individuals taken as controls. Mast cells were present in only small numbers in the skin biopsies of healthy individuals. Significantly higher mast cell counts were obtained in the skin lesions of indeterminate leprosy (P < 0.01). The mast(More)
Benign ectopic thyroid tissue within the parotid salivary gland is very rare. A 32-year-old woman presented with a slowly-growing, painless mass in the parotid region. The mass, which was clinically diagnosed as a parotid tumour, was found at surgery to be cystic in nature. Histological examination showed thyroid tissue with secondary changes in the cyst(More)
Mast cells are known to be effector cells in various inflammatory reactions, but their role in gastritis is unclear. The present study was undertaken to investigate the extent of mast cell involvement in antral gastritis with and without Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and thus evaluate the possible role of mast cells in the pathogenesis of H.(More)
Endoscopic biopsies obtained from 275 patients (180 from the upper gastrointestinal tract and 95 from the lower gastrointestinal tract) were studied to compare the accuracy of biopsy imprint cytology and histology in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal lesions, and also to establish the degree of reliability of imprint cytology alone for an early diagnosis of(More)