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This double-blind, placebo controlled study compared the analgesic efficacy of piroxicam with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in patients having continuous pain with advanced head and neck cancers. They were randomly divided into two groups of 25 patients each; 36 of these 50 patients completed the study. After four days of treatment, there was a significant(More)
A rare case of wandering spleen herniating through a defect in transverse mesocolon, which was managed electively by splenopexy using polyglycolic acid mesh is reported. An enlarged wandering spleen is at constant risk of trauma, torsion and infarction. Internal herniation seems to increase the above risks. Early recognition and elective splenopexy should(More)
Spontaneous perforations of the biliary tract are rare in adults and even more so during pregnancy. Perforation of the gall bladder is a potentially fatal complication of cholecystitis. The infrequency of perforation in the setting of calculous disease of the gall bladder is probably due to the thickened wall of the organ that has long been the seat of(More)
Liver abscesses are a common pathology in India, but a strategy for effective treatment has not been established. Eighty-two patients with liver abscess were studied over a 4-year period. Clinical features, ultrasound findings, laboratory studies, and outcome of therapy were evaluated. Treatment options were antibiotics alone, needle aspiration, catheter(More)
This study was undertaken on 117 consecutive patients referred to a head and neck oncology clinic at a major hospital in New Delhi. 89.5 per cent patients were in clinical stage III or IV at the time of referral. The prevalence of pain was 83.8 per cent with a mean pain duration of 6.2 +/- 5.9 months and a mean pain intensity of 5.0 +/- 2.7 on a modified(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Fistula in ano is a common disease seen in the surgical outpatient department. Many procedures are advocated for the treatment of fistula in ano. However, none of the procedures is considered the gold standard. The latest addition to the list of treatment options is video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT). It is a minimally(More)
INTRODUCTION CD10 is a zinc-dependent peptidase (metalloproteinase). Stromal CD10 expression in breast cancer correlates with poor prognosis, oestrogen receptor negativity and higher grade. CD10 may be a potential target of new cancer therapies as it is involved in cleavage of doxorubicin. AIM To evaluate the effect of neo-adjuvant anthracycline-based(More)
Lingual thyroid is a rare developmental anomaly. It is the result of failure of the thyroid to descend from the foramen caecum to its prelaryngeal site. Lithium is a known goitrogen, but has never been reported to cause symptomatic enlargement of the lingual thyroid. We describe a 40-year-old woman, who presented with a foreign body sensation and(More)