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BACKGROUND A national eye survey was conducted in 1996 to determine the prevalence of blindness and low vision and their major causes among the Malaysian population of all ages. METHODS A stratified two stage cluster sampling design was used to randomly select primary and secondary sampling units. Interviews, visual acuity tests, and eye examinations on(More)
BackgroundA national eye survey was conducted in 1996 to determine the prevalence rates of blindness and low vision and their major causes among the Malaysian population of all ages. Methods-A stratified two-stage cluster sampling design was used to randomly select primary and secondary sampling units. Interviews, visual acuity tests and eye examinations on(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively review a series of 12 patients operated on in our department for stromal tumor of the stomach. Clinical and morphological data, and the patients' postoperative course, were analyzed. METHODS Medical records for 12 patients (mean age 63.3 years) were retrospectively reviewed to obtain data on clinical presentation, diagnosis(More)
An in ̄ ammatory ® broid polyp (IFP) is an uncommon submucosal lesion of the gastrointe stinal tract that is benign and histologically distinctive . This lesion was ® rst described by Vanek in 1949 as a gastric submucosal granuloma with eosinophilic in® ltrationo (1). Historically, IFPs have been reported in the literature unde r a varie ty of names (2),(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several interventions having been adopted to reduce the incidence of incisional surgical site infection (SSI), it still remains a challenge for surgeons, because incisional SSI is a common cause of health-care-associated infection, leading to increased morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, patient discomfort, and increased sanitary costs.(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen without traumatic cause is an unfrequent entity, usually related with pathologic spleens. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of an histologically normal spleen with splenomegalia secondary to smoking habit. The hemoperitoneum caused by the spontaneous rupture of the spleen mimmicked a hollow viscera perforation.
Central serous choroidopathy is a spontaneous serous detachment of the sensory retina, usually affecting adults between 20 to 50 years of age but is also found in patients older than 60 years of age. This disease usually affects males with a male to female ratio of 8-10 to 1. Many aetiological or associated factors have been described. Here we report a(More)
Dear Editor: Hemorrhoids are one of the most common anorectal disorders. Although hemorrhoidectomy is considered as a minor inpatient procedure, it is usually associated with significant postoperative pain during the first days after surgery, resulting in a protracted period of recovery and often preventing it from being an outpatient surgical procedure.(More)
Orbital pseudotumour is a non-specific inflammatory disease. Its highly variable clinical and radiographic presentation makes specific diagnosis difficult. This study on 31 proven cases of pseudotumour shows that unilateral involvement, retroorbital fat infiltration and enlargement of multiple extraocular muscles with involvement of the tendinous insertions(More)
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