G Venkat Rao

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successfully for direct histological imag− ing of the gastrointestinal mucosa during endoscopy [1 ± 3]. However, there are no published reports on the intraoperative use of the endocytoscope. This is the first report describing the intraoperatiave use of the endocytoscope for the detection of carcinoma in a patient with chronic pan− creatitis. A 44−year−old(More)
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare multi-organ cancer syndrome and understanding its genetic basis may help comprehend the molecular mechanism of familial cancer. A number of germ line mutations in the STK11 gene, encoding a serine threonine kinase have been reported in these patients. However, STK11 mutations do not explain all PJS cases. An earlier(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic basis of tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP) is different and is explained by mutations in the pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor (SPINK1) gene. However, mutated SPINK1 does not account for the disease in all the patients, neither does it explain the phenotypic heterogeneity between TCP and fibro-calculous pancreatic diabetes(More)
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