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The results obtained in 55 adult patients with sinister lesions of vertebral bodies, who were subjected to percutaneous trephine biopsy, are presented. A positive diagnosis was made on histopathological examination of specimens from 24 patients (44%). In the remaining 31 patients (56%), pathological features were seen in 25, but no specific diagnosis was(More)
The differences in site and degree of atherosclerotic involvement of various vascular beds and their clinical significance are emphasised in a study of 304 black stroke patients. Detailed clinical examinations, computed tomography (CT), gated blood pool studies, echocardiography and ECG were performed and autopsy studies carried out. CT of the brain showed(More)
It is generally accepted that schistosomiasis, if not causative, is at least associated with malignancy. In this review, the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and bladder carcinoma, as well as the role of chronic bladder infection, are discussed together with known carcinogenic factors, possible abnormal vitamin metabolism and/or deficiencies and factors that(More)
Venous whole-blood samples for the determination of lead concentrations were obtained from hippopotami (Hippopotamus amphibius) (n = 26) during a population control programme on the banks of the Sabie River. A mean blood lead concentration of 26.3 micrograms l-1 was lower than the mean concentration of 34.0 micrograms l-1 cited for a group of young people(More)
A primary intraosseous liposarcoma in a kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), is reported. The lesion had a multilocular radiographic appearance and caused fracture of a metacarpus of the right front leg. Microscopically the lesion consisted of a lobular proliferation of lipoblasts of varying maturity. This is the first description of an intraosseous liposarcoma(More)
The pathology records of Ga-Rankuwa Hospital for the years 1976 - 1986 were studied in respect of the numbers of gastro-intestinal malignant diseases diagnosed. Some tumours were seen more frequently in recent years, i.e. carcinoma of the oesophagus, stomach, colon and rectum. Whether this increased occurrence represents a true increase in this type of(More)
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