BACKGROUND Percutaneous biliary drainage is an accepted palliative treatment for malignant biliary obstruction. PURPOSE To assess the effect on quality of life (QOL) and bilirubin level reduction in patients with inoperable malignant biliary obstruction treated by unilobar or bilobar percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). MATERIALS AND… (More)
There are few reports of "microfilaria in the urine." We report an elderly woman with gross hematuria who was being investigated for urinary tract tuberculosis. Three consecutive urine samples showed microfilaria of Wuchereria bancrofti. However, she did not have chyluria. Treatment with diethylcarbamazine cleared up the hematuria within 3 days. Chyluria,… (More)
A case of unilobar Caroli's disease in an 8-year-old girl treated with left hepatectomy is reported here.
Multiple myeloma is a group of B-cell disorders resulting in the secretion of a specific and unique monoclonal immunoglobulin (M-protein). Protein electrophoresis is advised whenever multiple myeloma is suspected. The monoclonal protein migrates as a single entity in the electric field and is detected by the non-specific protein stain as a more intensely… (More)
Carcinoma of the gallbladder is considered a disease with grim prognosis owing to frequent locoregional recurrence despite surgery and poor disease specific and overall survival. It can spread directly, transperitoneally as well as via lymphatics, vessels and nerves. Distant spread to almost every organ is described and indicates a very late stage in the… (More)