Farooq Ahmed Mir

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CONTEXT To improve the treatment outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), various drugs like glitazones, oral contraceptive pills, or antiandrogens have been combined with metformin. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of the combination of low-dose spironolactone and metformin with either drug alone in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the CT features of pulmonary hydatid disease. PATIENTS Thirty-two consecutive patients with surgically proven pulmonary hydatid cysts. SETTING SheriKashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, a tertiary-care referral center. INTERVENTIONS CT of the chest was obtained in all cases on Somatom DR double rotate CT(More)
Dear editor, Ependymomas can occasionally occur outside the central nervous system (CNS) when they are called extraspinal ependymomas (ESE). Ependymomas account for 10–20% of spinal intradural tumours and are the second commonest type of cauda equina tumours after schwannoma; at this site, the majority of ependymomas (30–80%) are of the myxopapillary(More)
Hydatid cyst liver rupture into the biliary tree may involve the common hepatic duct, lobar biliary branches, the small intrahepatic bile ducts or rarely the gallbladder. Rupture can be occult or frank. A frank intrabiliary rupture of hepatic hydatid cyst is a rare but serious event. The authors are reporting a case of concomitant rupture of hydatid cyst of(More)
Perivascular spaces surround the small arteries and veins as they enter into the brain parenchyma from the subarachnoid spaces. Also called as Virchow-Robin spaces, these are prominent in the basal ganglia and high convexity white matter of the elderly. Occasionally VR spaces may get massively enlarged and may mimic a cystic mass lesion. The typical(More)
OBJECTIVES To study ovarian morphology by ultrasound in women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to establish cut-off values of these parameters in Indian women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 119 consecutive women diagnosed PCOS and 77 apparently healthy women were enrolled. Transabdominal ultrasound examination was carried(More)
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