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INTRODUCTION Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a well-established first line diagnostic tool in evaluating palpable thyroid lesions. However, the technique depends on suction and thus is at times painful, sometimes traumatic and yield haemorrhagic material for cytological study. In more recent times, a modified technique called fine needle sampling(More)
Carcinoma of the stomach is an important cause of mortality due to cancer. Carcinoma of the stomach is common in the southern region of India. We conducted a retrospective study on the epidemiological, clinical and survival patterns among the patients with carcinoma of the stomach, attending our hospital from June 19, 1995 to 1st January 2003. All the(More)
BACKGROUND In patients presenting with peripheral lymphadenopathy, excision biopsy of the most accessible lymph node provides material to establish an early diagnosis, and is important in the management of these patients. METHODS A retrospective study was done of 1724 lymph node biopsy specimens obtained from adult patients and submitted for(More)
INTRODUCTION Malakoplakia is an unusual chronic inflammatory disease. Malakoplakia of the bladder and ureter is quite rare. CASE PRESENTATION We present a case of a young male diagnosed as malakoplakia of urinary bladder and ureter. He presented with bilateral hydroureteronephrosis. The patient underwent left ureterocystotomy. Again, he was admitted after(More)
Cervical ectopic thymus (CET), a common embryological anomaly detected incidentally at autopsy, is rarely described in clinical patients. Furthermore, aberrant cervical thymic tissue is an infrequently reported cause of paediatric neck masses. We report a 12-year-old female presenting with multinodular thyroid swelling since seven years of age. FNAC(More)
BACKGROUND Extra gastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGIST) are uncommon compared to their gastrointestinal counterparts. EGISTs involve omentum, mesentery, retroperitoneum, pancreas, and pelvis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten EGISTs were analyzed in this study from January 1995 to November 2011. They were analyzed with respect to clinical features,(More)
UNLABELLED Breast cancer, in India, is the second commonest cancer in females. Receptor status with ER/PR/Her 2 is now routinely done in patients with invasive carcinoma. The tumour suppressor gene, p53, is also present in most breast cancers. Proteins produced by a mutated p53 gene, accumulate in the nucleus of tumour cells and are detected by(More)