Nilakantan Ananthakrishnan

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A series of 17 cases of parotid fistulas seen at one hospital over a 10-year period is presented with detailed analysis of aetiological factors, clinical presentation and therapy. Distinctions between glandular and ductal fistulas have been enumerated and the poorer prognosis of the ductal fistulas, especially of the proximal part, is emphasized. Two-thirds(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the complications of colostomy and its closure in infants and children. METHODS One hundred forty-six colostomies were performed in 86 neonates, 23 infants, and 37 children older than 1 year. These children underwent colostomies for anorectal malformation (84), Hirschsprung's disease (47), and other miscellaneous (15)(More)
BACKGROUND The possible advantage of eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients with perforated duodenal ulcer is unknown. This study was planned to assess the prevalence of H. pylori after simple closure of a perforated duodenal ulcer and to study the effect of H. pylori eradication on ulcer persistence and recurrence. METHODS Some 202 patients were(More)
Postoperative morbidity is related to preoperative nutritional status. Current methods of assessing this are cumbersome, lack sufficient accuracy to completely separate all those at risk from others, and require a laboratory backup. This study was done to evaluate handgrip manometry, a simple bedside test as an indicator of preoperative nutritional status(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to assess the accuracy of high-resolution sonography in measuring penile carcinoma. METHODS Sonography was performed using a 7.5-MHz linear-array transducer in 59 patients with penile carcinoma. The sonographic measurement of tumor extent was compared with clinical and pathologic measurements. The tumor extent measured by(More)
Sixteen patients with gastric cicatrization due to ingestion of corrosive agents were treated over a 7 year period at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Hospital, Pondicherry. Fifteen patients developed gastric outlet obstruction due to ingestion of corrosives, while another had midgastric stenosis due to formalin(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma of the esophagus often presents at an advanced stage, with absolute dysphagia or aspiration. Palliative procedures have an important role in improving the quality of life (QOL) of patients who are not candidates for curative therapy. We report on the efficacy and complications of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) in such patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the most common human infection. Though most individuals are asymptomatic, H. pylori plays a key role in the aetiology of many upper gastrointestinal disorders. The prevalence of duodenal ulcer in south India is high but there are very few reports regarding the prevalence of H. pylori infection in various upper(More)