Jagdish Ramachandran Nair

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INTRODUCTION Low back ache is a common complaint in the elderly and in the absence of red flag symptoms can be easily dismissed as benign. Pheochromocytoma presenting as back pain is unusual and to our knowledge, only two previous cases have been reported in the literature with back pain as the 'only' presenting symptom. CASE PRESENTATION We illustrate(More)
Simultaneous bilateral posterior fracture dislocation of the shoulders is a rare clinical presentation. There are three main etiologies described in the literature. Given that it presents with relatively uncharacteristic symptoms, in many cases it is diagnosed late. We present the case of a man who was admitted with bilateral posterior fracture dislocation(More)
Giant cell arteritis (GCA), also known as granulomatous arteritis is a systemic vasculitis mainly affecting extra cranial branches of carotid arteries. It can rarely affect other vascular beds causing thoracic aorta aneurysm, dissection and rarely cause myocardial infarction through coronary arteritis. It can cause considerable diagnostic dilemma due to(More)
INTRODUCTION Stroke mimics are usually non-vascular disease processes. These raise the possibility of a stroke and are common in clinical practice. It is necessary to distinguish these mimics in order to provide early and appropriate management, as well as reduce possible harm on our patient. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 50-year-old Caucasian(More)
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