Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

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Sporadic pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of childhood and accounts for less than 1% of cases of hypertension. We describe the presentation and outcome of 19 adolescents with sporadic pheochromocytoma seen over past 10 years at a tertiary care center in north India. The mean age (+/- SD) at presentation was 15.1 +/- 2.4 years with range from 9-18 years. The(More)
We report a neonate with acute appendicitis who was mistakenly diagnosed and treated initially as neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. The diagnostic dilemma of this rare and life-threatening condition in premature babies and newborns is underlined. Awareness of this rare condition and possible differential diagnosis in this age group is also discussed.
BACKGROUND Multiple neural tube defects (MNTDs) are a rare occurrence. Although the clinical incidence is small, MNTDs raise some interesting embryological queries. AIM This study aims to investigate the morphological and clinical variations observed in neonates presenting with multiple neural tube defects and associated central nervous system anomalies.(More)
An outbreak of nosocomial fungemia due to the unusual yeast, Pichia anomala occurred in the pediatric wards of our hospital over a period of 23 months (April 1996 to February 1998). A total of 379 neonates and children (4.2% admissions) were infected. The probable index case was admitted to the pediatric emergency ward, with subsequent transmission to the(More)
Fully intermittent short course chemotherapy regimens have been used successfully in adults but not in children. We report the results on 76 children with tuberculosis, excluding central nervous system tuberculosis and primary pulmonary complex. Isoniazid, rifampin and pyrazinamide were used for treatment. They were randomly allocated to Regimen A (52(More)
Thirty children (45 units) in the age group 1 day-12 yrs with primary vesicoureteral reflux were studied prospectively and periodically assessed for renal function, scarring, grade of reflux and somatic growth parameters. Four children (6 units) with grade IV reflux underwent ureteric reimplantation. Complete resolution with medical management was seen in(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of orally administered propranolol versus prednisolone versus both in the treatment of potentially disfiguring or functionally threatening infantile hemangiomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective study of 30 patients aged 1 week-8 months was randomized into three equal groups.(More)
A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bronchus in a 7-year-old boy is reported. The patient underwent right pneumonectomy. Histologically, the tumor was a low-grade muco-epidermoid carcinoma arising from the bronchus with lymph node metastasis in the drainage area. Presence of lymph node metastasis in this low-grade tumor suggests the possibility of(More)