Priya Rajagopalan

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Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Streptococcus viridans following a dental procedure is a rarely reported phenomenon. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old immunocompetent woman who presented with low back pain of 3 weeks duration associated with subjective fever and chills. On admission, the MRI of the lumbar spine showed L5-S1 vertebral osteomyelitis with(More)
E mbolic events are known clinical stigmata of infective endocarditis occurring in 20 to 50% of cases and are often associated with protracted bacteremia. Janeway lesions are an example of this embolic phenomenon and can be a silent clinical sign (1). In cases where patients are incapacitated to a point where history acquisition becomes challenging,(More)
F ifty-year-old male smoker presented with a slow-growing raised lesion on the mucosal surface of his upper lip (Fig. 1). He underwent an excisional biopsy and pathology confirmed verrucous hyperplasia without evidence of malignancy as shown in Fig. 2. Patient made an uneventful recovery. The most common site of presentation involves the buccal mucosa (48%)(More)
Disseminated mucormycosis endocarditis is extremely rare, and only a few cases have actually been reported in the literature. It is almost universally fatal despite aggressive surgical and medical management. In this article, we present the case of a 48-year-old immunocompromised male with mucormycosis endocarditis, who presented with acute bilateral lower(More)
U nilateral scapular winging most commonly results from neuropathy of the long thoracic nerve that innervates the serratus anterior muscle (1, 2). We present a case illustrating a patient with a ''winged scapula'' on the left side (Fig. 1). A winged scapula is the protrusion of the vertebral border of the scapula. The circuitous course of the long thoracic(More)
Gastric cancer is the 12th leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and commonly metastasizes to the bones. However, the presentation of gastric cancer as bony metastases without preceding gastrointestinal symptoms is rare which has been infrequently reported in the literature. Moreover, leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is an unusual(More)
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