Harkant Singh

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We report a 30-year-old man with superior vena cava syndrome due to fibrosis from a previously irradiated malignant thymoma. The patient presented 4 years after the initial treatment, after having been lost to follow-up. Investigations revealed total obstruction of the superior vena cava, and right subclavian and right internal jugular vein. The patient(More)
OBJECTIVES The percutaneous coronary artery angioplasty is routinely being used worldwide for the management of short and discrete coronary artery stenosis. The purpose of this report is to address the potentially lethal complication among the variety of surgical problems in conjunction with this procedure. The case also illustrates the potential pitfalls(More)
IgG4-related inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) and inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) share morphological features like a prominent fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferation and the presence of inflammatory cells. Since IPT is managed conservatively and IMT is treated by surgical excision, it is important to differentiate these two lesions. The aim of(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for identifying spinal canal structures and epidural catheter position and to assess the effect of catheter position on intraoperative hemodynamics and quality of postoperative analgesia. METHODS Twenty-six adult patients undergoing thoracic surgery were(More)
Dear Editor, A 48-year-old male had been apparently healthy until 3 months previously when he developed difficulty in walking. This progressed rapidly, and 1 month later he additionally developed dysarthria and tremulousness of both upper limbs. At presentation he had a broad gait, impaired tandem walking, titubation, scanning speech, intention tremors,(More)
Acquired pulmonary stenosis is rare. When it occurs, it usually results from compression of the pulmonary artery or the heart by a mediastinal tumour. As these masses rarely cause compression that results in murmurs, it is hard to make a diagnosis. We describe a 23-year-old female patient who presented with dull, aching chest pain lasting for 6 months.(More)
Sternal cleft is a rare visually dramatic congenital anomaly. It results from failure of fusion of the 2 lateral mesodermal sternal bars by the 8 weeks of gestation. Superior clefts are more frequent than inferior ones, and isolated central clefts are extremely rare. We describe the case of a 4-year-old girl with a central sternal cleft that was closed(More)