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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possibility of reducing the margin of clearance at surgery for carcinoma of the penis without causing an increase in the incidence of local tumour recurrence, so that the functional and cosmetic compromise associated with penectomy might be minimized. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-four patients underwent partial or total penectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of clinical examination and fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in detecting groin metastases in patients with carcinoma of the penis, and to assess the positive and negative predictive value (PPV, NPV) of a preliminary sentinel lymph-node biopsy (SNB) and biopsy of the most medial of the horizontal group of inguinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Evidence remains inconclusive as to whether eradication of Helicobacter pylori prevents ulcer relapse after simple closure of a perforated duodenal ulcer. This study was conducted to determine the effect of H. pylori eradication using a quadruple drug regimen along with a probiotic on ulcer recurrence after perforation closure. METHODS(More)