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A series of 145 laparoscopy port site infections due to Mycobacterium chelonae were found in 35 patients following laparoscopy at a single hospital over a six-week period. The contaminating source was ultimately identified as the rinsing water used for washing chemically disinfected instruments. The organism survived and grew within the biofilm at the… (More)
The recent bioterrorist attacks using anthrax spores have emphasized the need to detect and decontaminate critical facilities in the shortest possible time. There has been a remarkable progress in the detection, protection and decontamination of biological warfare agents as many instrumentation platforms and detection methodologies are developed and… (More)
An adolescent boy underwent laparoscopic evaluation with persisting fever associated with colicky abdominal pain of about 3 weeks duration after a CT study of his abdomen revealed mesenteric adenopathy. Histopathological evaluation of the excised mesenteric nodes showed features of histiocytic necrotising lymphadenopathy suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto… (More)
We report a rare case of gallbladder duplication in a young male patient with acute pyocoele in one vesicle and acute cholecystitis with cystadenoma in the other; another unusual feature was the absent or obliterated cystic duct in the proximal vesicle and non-communication with the second vesicle or the biliary system. Ultrasound examination had suggested… (More)
BACKGROUND Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the commonest cause of acquired hypothyroidism in children and adolescents in iodine non-endemic areas. The genetic analysis in HT shows two types of susceptibility genes-immune regulatory and thyroid specific genes. The exact genotype-phenotypic correlations and risk categorization of hypothyroid phenotypes… (More)
Isolated intra-abdominal duplication cysts of foregut origin are extremely rare and are discovered incidentally. We report a 70-year-old lady with a giant, truly intra-abdominal esophageal duplication cyst. She was symptom-free one year after excision of the cyst.
Intestinal neuronal dysplasia (IND) is a well-documented but controversial entity defined as a congenital malformation of gastrointestinal innervation caused by dysplastic embryonal development of the enteric nervous system. Mainly described as a colonic disorder mimicking Hirschsprung's disease in the paediatric population, involvement of the ileum is… (More)
Intussusceptions originating in the jejunum are rare. We report a 20-year-old woman who had a chronic jejuno-jejunal intussusception due to an inflammatory fibroid polyp manifesting in the post-partum period as peritonitis. Resection-anastomosis of the intussuscepted segment was done. She is well one year later.
A young adult in her third decade presented with a 2-week history of catching left upper abdominal pain and was detected to have a cystic lesion occupying almost the entire spleen. Laparoscopic total splenectomy was carried out, and the cyst wall revealed a true mesothelial cyst with no squamous metaplasia. The various aspects of mesothelial cysts,… (More)