KV Somasundaram

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Twenty-five cases of choledochal cysts operated at the University Hospital between 1969 and 1981 were reviewed. Nineteen of the patients were females. An accurate pre-operative diagnosis of choledochal cyst was made in 10 patients (40%). We have found the 99Tcm-diethyl-IDA (EHIDA) scan to be the safest and most sensitive diagnostic tool. In recent years(More)
A pure antigen fraction was isolated from the crude culture filtrate of Micropolyspora faeni by gel filtration and affinity chromatography. The isolated antigen has a mol. wt of approximately 16,000 and an isoelectric point of pH 3.8. The major amino acid content of this fraction includes glycine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid and alanine. This antigen(More)
In order to assess the role of gastric mucus glycoproteins in the protection of gastric mucosa against stress ulceration, albino rats were subjected to restraint stress for 20 h, at the end of which the visible mucus adhering to the gastric mucosa, and the components of non-dialysable mucosubstances --sialic acid, hexoses, fucose and hexosamines were(More)
We reviewed 204 cases of liver abscess seen between 1970 and 1985. Ninety were found to be amoebic, 24 pyogenic and one tuberculous. The cause of the abscesses in the remaining 89 patients was not established. The patients were predominantly male, Indians, and in the 30-60 age group. The majority of patients presented with fever and right hypochondrial(More)
Male albino rats were subjected to restraint stress for 20 h following 24 h fasting. Tissues from oxyntic and pyloric gland areas of the stomach were processed and stained by the PAS technique to assess the glycosaminoglycan content of the gastric mucosa. The result was compared with that of control rats. A significant reduction in PAS positive materials in(More)