R K Natesha

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Ceruloplasmin is increased in infections, inflammatory diseases, and neoplastic diseases and may be scarcely visible to the naked eye because it imparts a faint green color to the serum. This poses an interesting question as to a possible prognostic role for ceruloplasmin in the diagnosis of persistent or recurrent infection. The clinical course of 50(More)
Proliferative pancreatic cysts are subdivided into microcystic and mucinous cystadenomas. These rare, slow-growing, multilocular lesions usually remain localized for long periods of time, therefore frequently becoming rather sizeable before becoming symptomatic. Patients present with intermittent abdominal or back pain, nausea and vomiting, early satiety,(More)
Multiple primary cancers in a single individual are rare when more than three distinct lesions are considered. This article reports a patient who developed four separate primary cancers: squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, squamous carcinoma of the lung, adenocarcinoma of the breast, and adenocarcinoma of the colon. No specific hereditary syndrome could(More)
A retrospective review was conducted to determine if there were identifiable racial markers in patients who were explored and misdiagnosed as having appendicitis. Between May 1983 and May 1987, 100 patients were explored for appendicitis. There were 65 whites and 35 blacks with a male predominance in each group. The age range was 4 to 70 years with a mean(More)
Large solitary calcification in the right upper quadrant is rarely seen in the United States. It may indicate disease in the gallbladder, adrenal glands, kidneys, pancreas, lungs or chest wall. Disease processes associated with calcification in these organs include echinococcal cysts, calcified renal cysts, chest wall masses and degenerative cystic lesions(More)
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