Kaustubh Gupta

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BACKGROUND Seven geriatric patients presented with displaced Type II odontoid fractures. All patients underwent a posterior C1-C2 transarticular fixation between November 1994 and December 1996. Ages ranged between 63 and 88 years. METHODS Fractures were treated with placement of bilateral transarticular screws, allowing immediate fixation, except in one(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Giant cell tumor of the sphenoid bone is extremely unusual. This tumor is usually located in long bones and is rarely located in the cranial vault. It must be differentiated from reparative granuloma and the Brown tumor of hyperparathyroidism. This case report is only the second involving a patient in the first decade. CLINICAL(More)
Three patients presented with clinical and imaging features suggestive of a primary functional pituitary adenoma. Surprisingly, thyroid function testing revealed co-existing primary hypothyroidism. The pituitary tumours represented hyperplasia of anterior pituitary thyrotrophs secondary to hypothyroidism. Complete regression was achieved with thyroxine(More)
A 37-year-old white man with a long history of recurrent herpetic keratitis presented with a rapidly enlarging pigmented iris lesion. The primary diagnostic concern was that the lesion might be a malignant melanoma. A biopsy of the mass was done and proved it to be a granuloma with granulomatous arteritis and infarction of the iris. In a patient with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is the most commonly utilized shunting procedure because of the capacity of the peritoneum to resorb fluid. Initial and subsequent peritoneal catheter placements can be done with relative ease. They are associated with a variety of complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The total number of patients operated in(More)
Four patients with different clinical conditions had transient cardiac standstill for periods of up to 22.5 seconds. All patients showed signs of cerebral ischemia and required cardiac resuscitation. In one patient, the standstill was thought to be the result of a transient increase in the vagal tone, and no long-term therapy was required. In the second(More)
Fibrous dysplasia is abnormal proliferation of fibrous tissue interspersed with normal or immature bone. The records of 11 cases of fibrous dysplasia of paranasal sinuses with skull base involvement were reviewed. Six patients were polyostotic and 5 were classified as monostotic fibrous dysplasia. Four cases were managed endoscopically and only 1 patient(More)
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