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BACKGROUND Isolated hepatobiliary or pancreatic tuberculosis (TB) is rare and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We reviewed our experience over a period two decades with this rare site of abdominal tuberculosis. METHODS The records of 18 patients with proven histological diagnosis of hepatobiliary and pancreatic tuberculosis were reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative determination of the aetiology of bile duct strictures at the hilum is difficult. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of laboratory parameters and imaging modalities in differentiating between benign and malignant causes of hilar biliary obstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-eight patients (26 men) with a history of obstructive(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare complication following cholecystitis. Its presentation with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is even rarer. Thirteen patients with cystic artery pseudoaneurysm have been reported in the literature but only 2 of them presented with UGIH alone. CASE PRESENTATION We report a 43-year-old woman who(More)
BACKGROUND Steroid-based intensive medical therapy for severe ulcerative colitis is successful in 60-70% of such patients. Patients with complications or those refractory to medical therapy require emergency colectomy for salvage. Little is known about the impact of timing of surgical intervention and surgical outcomes of such patients undergoing emergency(More)
The document is based on consensus among the experts and best available evidence pertaining to Indian population and is meant for practice in India.All postcholecystectomy gallbladder specimens should be opened and examined carefully by the operating surgeon and be sent for histopathological examination.All "incidental" gall bladder cancers (GBCs) picked up(More)
BACKGROUND The clinico-surgical implication and successful management of a rare case of factor five (V) deficiency with portal hypertension and hypersplenism due to idiopathic extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction is presented. CASE PRESENTATION A 16-year old boy had gastro-esophageal variceal bleeding, splenomegaly and hypersplenism. During(More)
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