Rajan Philip

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OBJECTIVE To detect the incidence of cryptosporidial infection in children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms at the local hospital in Kuwait. METHODS Over a period of 3 years, September 1995 to August 1997, a single fecal sample from 3549 children was analyzed by modified saframin-methylene blue (SM-B) staining and a direct immunofluorescence test(More)
Invasive zymodemes of the enteric protozoan Entamoeba histolytica infect the large intestine and cause extra-intestinal lesions such as amebic liver abscess (ALA). The clinical manifestations of ALA are protean, particularly in patients presenting in a non-endemic, desert country such as Kuwait, and diagnosis becomes problematic. In this study, we present(More)
Synovial sarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that commonly involves the lower extremities and occurs predominantly in young adults. It very rarely occurs in the head and neck region and carries a poor prognosis. The tumor demonstrates both a loco-regional and a systemic pattern of spread that makes management challenging. Combined modality therapy of this(More)
Human amniotic membrane as a homograft material was compared to temporalis fascia to close tympanic membrane perforations in 50 patients with chronic otitis media. Human amniotic membrane was used in 20 patients while temporalis fascia was used in the remaining 30. Anatomical closure of the perforation and reduction of the air-bone gap was measured. The(More)
We report a case of High grade Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the middle ear. A 67 year old gentleman was referred to our centre for persistent otalgia associated with facial weakness for four months. Examination revealed a middle ear mass with House Brackmann Grade 3 Facial Palsy and ipsilateral lymhadenopathy. Biopsies suggested a squamous cell carcinoma of(More)
A 65 year old man presented with a right upper cervical mass. A diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma was reported on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). CT scan however reported an intramuscular sternocleidomastoid swelling. The tumor was excised and a diagnosis of nodular fasciitis was made. It is important to be aware of this diagnosis and that FNAC(More)
Epistaxis is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. It is usually self-limiting and is usually controlled with conservative measures such as nasal compression or ice-packs. Occasionally nasal packing is required. It is rarely severe enough that surgical intervention is warranted. The following report illustrates a patient who presented to us(More)
Pneumocephalus or collection of air in the intracranial cavity can occur after trauma or surgery. However, delayed pneumocephalus occurring months after the initial injury is not common. We would like to report a case of spontaneous traumatic pneumoencephalocele presenting with transient recurrent hemiparesis 14 months after the initial trauma.
Thirty-two points in Kuala Lumpur were selected where traffic personnel were on duty. Sound level readings were taken three times a day. Generally, the traffic noise levels were between 75 dBA to 85 dBA. The maximum sound level recorded was 108.2 dBA. Noise emitted by traffic equipment and vehicles were up to 133 dBA. Results of audiometric tests revealed(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is among the commonest cancers in Malaysia. The prognosis for NPC like most other head and neck cancer is dependent on its staging. Majority of patients in Malaysia at the time of diagnosis are either at stage III or IV (27 and 47%, respectively). The lack of knowledge among primary care medical doctors regarding NPC may(More)