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Necrotizing fasciitis is most often associated with bacterial infections. Zygomycosis is an uncommon infection causing necrotizing fasciitis. We report 18 such cases of zygomycotic necrotizing fasciitis, of these, 15 were immunocompetent. Of the eight cases cultured, five were positive for Apophysomyces elegans. A retrospective case review conducted at a(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord teratomas are uncommon tumours. The diagnosis is rarely suspected before surgery and final diagnosis is invariably made at histopathological examination. METHODS We retrospectively analysed our neuropathology records for the last 20 years and all patients diagnosed as spinal teratomas were retrieved. The clinical and radiological(More)
BACKGROUND Ascending aortic diseases (aneurysms, dissections, and stenosis) and associated aortic valve disease are rare but important causes of morbidity and mortality in children and young adults. Certain genetic causes, such as Marfan syndrome and congenital bicuspid aortic valve disease, are well known. However, other rarer genetic and nongenetic causes(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common chronic autoimmune disorder causing injury to many organ systems. Cardiac complications of lupus affect most parts of the heart. These include pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and coronary artery disease. While many histopathological findings in lupus-related cardiac diseases are non-specific, there are a few(More)
The hippo pathway and its downstream mediator yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) regulate mammalian organ size in part through modulating progenitor cell numbers. YAP1 has also been implicated as an oncogene in multiple human cancers. Currently, little is known about the expression of YAP1 either in normal human brain tissue or in central nervous system(More)
Clear cell variant of ependymoma is a rare entity which morphologically mimics oligodendroglioma and poses a diagnostic dilemma. We describe three cases of clear cell ependymoma in male children which were supratentorial in location. On microscopic examination, these tumors were composed of sheets of clear cells and resembled oligodendroglioma. Electron(More)
OBJECTIVE Interhemisperic lipomas are almost always associated with hypogenesis or agenesis of the corpus callosum. These lesions are stable. CLINICAL PRESENTATION We report a case of an interhemispheric lipoma in a 72-year-old man who had undergone myelolipomatous differentiation. INTERVENTION Gross total excision of the lesion was performed. (More)
Cryptococcus, an opportunistic yeast, known to afflict immune-compromised patients is often overlooked in immune-competent patients. This has led to increasing morbidity and mortality worldwide. We present a case of Cryptococcus causing sternal osteomyelitis in an immune-competent individual. Till date no case of Cryptococcus causing sternal osteomyelitis(More)
PURPOSE BRAF is frequently activated by gene fusion or point mutation in pilocytic astrocytoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. We investigated the functional effect of constitutive BRAF activation in normal human neural stem and progenitor cells to determine its role in tumor induction in the brain. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN The constitutively active(More)
We describe a patient with bone marrow hemophagocytosis who had classic dengue fever associated with nasal bleeding and pancytopenia. The patient recovered with appropriate supportive care. A literature search shows fewer than 20 case reports of dengue related hemophagocytosis in the English literature. Our patient is an interesting case of dengue related(More)