Gayathri Prashant Amonkar

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Primary tumors of the heart are exceedingly rare with a prevalence rate of around 0.01% in autopsy studies. A majority of primary cardiac tumors are benign. Rhabdomyomas are the most common of benign pediatric cardiac tumors. A newborn female infant presented with perioral cyanosis and respiratory distress. She deteriorated progressively. The infant(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatic heart disease continues to be an important cardiac problem, afflicting the young population of India. Though prophylaxis and various treatment modalities are available for the valvar pathology, mortality and morbidity continue to be high. Autopsy data are scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS This is an autopsy analysis of rheumatic heart(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In leptospirosis, although cardiac involvement in the form of ECG changes and myocarditis is known, it is not considered to be significant. This study analysed cardiac changes in leptospirosis. METHODS Twenty-four hearts from patients who had died from leptospirosis were studied. Detailed gross and light microscopic examination was carried(More)
Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the renal pelvis is an extremely rare tumor with very few case reports in literature. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an uncommon condition characterized by the presence of mucinous gelatinous material in the peritoneal cavity. It occurs secondary to primary mucinous neoplasms of particularly the appendix and the ovary. We present a(More)
Primary tumors of the heart are extremely rare, with a prevalence rate of around 0.01% in collective autopsy studies. Majority of the primary cardiac tumors are benign. Myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor, while angiosarcoma is the commonest primary malignant tumor. We present a case report of a 20-year-old patient with history of breathlessness(More)
Infective endocarditis of the cardiac valves mainly involves the aortic mitral valves and less frequently the tricuspid valve. Isolated pulmonary valve involvement is extremely rare with few cases reported in literature. We present a case of a 34-year-old female who presented with sudden onset breathlessness and cardiac failure. A complete autopsy showed an(More)