Palaniappan Ramanathan

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99mTc(V)-DMSA kits developed by the Radiopharmaceutical Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, have been evaluated for potential use in scanning medullary carcinoma of the thyroid and its metastases. There were 15 patients with proved medullary carcinoma and 6 patients with other differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Amongst the 15 patients with medullary(More)
Consequent to the promising results reported with 99mTc(V)-DMSA for imaging certain types of soft tissue tumors, we have developed methods to prepare this radiopharmaceutical in three ways:-(i) from freshly prepared reagents, (ii) through the use of a two component kit and (iii) use of the standard renal DMSA kit by a modified recipe. The 99mTc(V)-DMSA(More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchopulmonary carcinoids are uncommon tumors with relatively indolent biological behavior but a distinct malignant potential. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Our aim was to study preoperative characteristics, surgical approaches, and outcome in patients with bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective(More)
Bronchoplasty is a conservative procedure in lung surgeries used in the past for patients with poor functional status but recently these procedures have been performed in low grade malignant tumors of lung avoiding extensive morbid procedure like pneumonectomy without compromising the oncologic outcome. We describe a case of bronchial carcinoid treated by(More)
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