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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is usually characterized by splenomegaly, pallor and fever. Pleural effusion is an uncommon feature of this disease, which is encountered in immunocompromised patients. Here, we report a case of VL with pleural effusion in an immunocompetent patient. Pulmonary symptoms in VL are usually related to bacterial lung infection, vagal… (More)
A 40-year-old woman presented with a scalp swelling. A careful clinical examination revealed a left-sided deep-seated thyroid nodule. Fine needle aspiration from both sites disclosed a microfollicular architectural pattern on Giemsa stain and pale nuclei with nuclear grooves on Papanicolaou stain, indicating the possibility of follicular variant of… (More)
Leukemias are the commonest childhood malignancy in West Bengal. This study was undertaken on 75 children at NRS Medical College, West Bengal to determine the distribution of signs and symptoms of leukemia and to identify unusual clinical features. After obtaining clinical history, physical examination, hematological and radiological investigations were… (More)
Although bone marrow micrometastasis may remain silent, its detection changes the staging and management of lung cancer. In the present study conducted in West Bengal, India, 74 diagnosed bronchogenic carcinoma cases (28 squamous cell carcinomas, 20 adenocarcinomas, 9 small cell carcinomas, 4 large cell carcinomas, 13 unclassified) in early stages (stage I,… (More)
A 15-year-old girl presented with rapidly developing ascites and bilateral tender pelvic masses, diagnosed as small cell carcinoma of the ovary, based on histopathological and immunohistochemical features. The case is being presented because of its rare occurrence.
Two (2) primary breast sarcomas out of 110 primary breast malignancies from N.R.S. Medical College, Kolkata are being reported. Primary Breast Sarcomas are classified into five (5) broad groups with their representative features. Our two cases are classified as fibrosarcoma and malignant haemangioendothelioma and their features are documented. Because of… (More)
BACKGROUND Till today, there has been some hesitation to accept the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in pelvic mass. We have tried to study the role of ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) guided FNAC as diagnostic and supportive investigation for ovarian tumors. AIM To evaluate the current status of image-directed percutaneous… (More)
As of December, 1998, worldwide, 33.4 million people have been infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A wide variety of ocular disorders is associated with HIV. HIV can affect all structures of the eye. A large number of micro-organisms including virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, cause ocular diseases in HIV-infected patients. Out of these,… (More)
Retinal dysplasia is a rare non-neoplastic congenital disorder characterized by aberrant differentiation of the retina with formation of abnormal tubular and rosette-like structure. Clinically, the lesion presents with leukocoria and mimics a retinoblastoma. One such case is described that occurred unilaterally in a 9-month-old boy.