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Extragonadal germ cell tumors of the head and neck region account for only 5% of all benign and malignant germ cell tumors. Endodermal sinus tumors (EST) of the head and neck region are rare. We report three patients with EST of head and neck region over a period of 10 years; the primary sites of tumor were orbit, maxillofacial region and retroauricular(More)
Coccidioidomycosis is a deep mycosis caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis. Disseminated disease can affect any part of the body. Coccidioidal synovitis is a rare manifestation of musculoskeletal coccidioidomycosis requiring aggressive treatment. We report a case of a 68 year old man who presented to our centre in Chennai with pain and restriction of(More)
The 5-HT(3) serotonin receptor plays an important role in regulating communication between cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is the target of many different therapeutic agents and abused drugs. A rapid chemical kinetic method with a time resolution of 10 ms in combination with the whole-cell current-recording technique was employed to(More)
Chromosomal ploidies provide a wealth of information with respect to the prognosis of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The prognosis is favourable in hyperdiploidy (>50 ALL), whereas pseudodiploidy and hypodiploidy have an overall poor clinical outcome. Near haploid ALL with less than 30 chromosomes in the leukemic blasts has been reported.(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoglycemia is a vary rare toxicity of rituximab. The exact mechanism of rituximab induced hypoglycemia is not clear. CASE PRESENTATION A 50 year old female presented with a left tonsillar non Hodgkin's lymphoma and was started on R-CHOP chemotherapy. Twenty four hours after the first rituximab infusion, she developed hypoglycemia which was(More)
Multiple myeloma, a disease of the elderly, is extremely rare in those below 30 years of age. Two patients with multiple myeloma diagnosed at 20 years and 18 years are described. Both presented with extradural cord compression, lytic bone lesions and bone marrow plasmacytosis. One patient received combination chemotherapy and radiotherapy and survived for(More)
Yoga is known to induce beneficial effects on physiological, biochemical and mental functions in man. Its effects on blood coagulation are not known. A study was conducted in seven previously untrained male adults who underwent a combination of yogic exercises, daily for one hour, over a period of four months. Parameters of blood coagulation were estimated(More)
Metastasis to the orbit from pancreatic adenocarcinoma is rare. A 38-year-old man with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the right orbit at initial examination is described. Two months later he was diagnosed with a pancreatic primary tumor. The incidence and pattern of orbital metastasis in carcinomas is briefly discussed.