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PURPOSE We reviewed our experience with percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients in the pediatric age group and compared its efficacy and safety over a 5-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied retrospectively and prospectively 31 patients who were treated with PCNL for renal stones larger than 1.5 cm. Variables assessed were stone bulk, size,(More)
BACKGROUND Role of endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) in high risk patients with choledocholithiasis is established but its role in good risk patients is unclear. DESIGN A prospective randomized trial of endoscopic sphincterotomy followed by surgery (ES + S) versus surgery alone (SA) in good risk patients with choledocholithiasis. SETTING A tertiary level(More)
2681 histologically confirmed cases of cancer (1402 males and 1279 females) were seen during the ten year period 1978 to 1987 in Pathology Department, Government Medical College, Jammu. The relative frequencies of cancer at various primary sites have been determined with respect to age, sex and religion. The majority of cancers were seen between 31-60 years(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the objective factors determining success in hypospadias repair by the Asopa technique of limited preputial pedicle mobilization. METHODS This was a prospective study involving a cohort of 48 patients (age range 1-19 years) who underwent hypospadias repair in a tertiary care teaching institution, with a follow-up of 20-58 months.(More)
Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome, first described in 1977, is a rare autosomal dominant condition that commonly presents with skin lesions, including fibrofolliculomas and trichodiscomas; pulmonary cysts; spontaneous pneumothoraces; and renal cancer. We present the only known cases of intracranial vascular pathologies in patients with Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome. We(More)
BACKGROUND Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has stimulant and immunomodulatory effects on melanocytes and regulates their proliferation. OBJECTIVES To study the efficacy and safety of topical PGE2 in treating stable vitiligo patches involving <5% body surface area. METHODS Fifty-six consecutive patients with clinically diagnosed stable vitiligo of types(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of RBC scintigraphy in the evaluation of possible splenic hemangioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS RBC scintigraphy was performed on a patient with an incidental finding of a splenic mass on computed tomographic scanning. Early and delayed planar and SPECT images were obtained. RESULTS Delayed(More)
A 63-year-old not obese male with negative past medical history presented with acute orthostatic headache and diplopia. Neurological examination upon admission showed bilateral mild abducens palsies. Repeated brain CT scans and MRIs were negative for intracranial pathologies. During hospitalization, headache was partially controlled with analgesics.(More)
INTRODUCTION High-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) in combination with rituximab is active in the treatment of relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), but serious infections are frequent. Recently published data suggested that high-dose dexamethasone might be equally effective as HDMP despite a lower cumulative dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)