Rani Bansal

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Neurocysticercosis is an important parasitic disease of the central nervous system and constitutes a public health challenge for most of the developing world. Radiological findings may be quite variable. A 50 year old man presented with recent onset generalized tonic-clonic seizures. CT scan revealed a lobulated cystic lesion in the right fronto-temporal(More)
This hospital-based study seeks to find out the most common cancers amongst the patients attending Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Dehradun, situated in Uttaranchal, which has inadequate health care facilities and low socio-economical status. In our study, of the 20,247 cases reported in the pathology department from July 1996 to Dec. 2003,(More)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), infection has been linked to acute and chronic gastritis, non-ulcer-dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, gastric adenocarcinoma and gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). The epithelial changes in H. pylori colonized gastric mucosa are easy to recognize in routine Haematoxylin & Eosin stained(More)
We report a case of aggressive pilomatrixoma (PMX) in a 25-year-old male who presented with swelling in left supraclavicular region of 2-month duration. A diagnosis of small round cell tumor was suggested on fine-needle aspiration cytology. He underwent wide excision of the mass. On histomorphological examination, a diagnosis of aggressive PMX was made. The(More)
A 26-year-old male resident of Uttaranchal had a single large, erythematous, indurated verrucous plaque on chin of 1 year duration. He had suffered from visceral leishmaniasis 4-years back for which he was treated with injection sodium antimony gluconate (SAG) i.m. OD for 20 days. He had never been to regions endemic for kala-czar (KA) or(More)
Gall bladder tuberculosis is very rare and curable but, sometimes can be confused with the clinical diagnosis like carcinoma. A 32-year-old male presented with acute pain in right abdomen for one month and fever off and on for two months. CT scan (whole abdomen) showed features suggestive of lymphadenopathy although peroperatively no significant lymph node(More)
Human cysticercosis is an infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm. We encountered a rare case of isolated cysticercosis of sternocleidomastoid muscle in a 25 year old female. She presented with 2.5 × 1.5 cm firm, dull aching swelling with ill defined margins in right upper part of neck. It appeared to arise in sternocleidomastoid muscle. The diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Haemorrhagic fluids are samples which are commonly received for cytological examination. The diagnostic efficacy suffers when large numbers of red blood cells are present in the sample. Haemorrhagic fluids are processed by a variety of techniques and the common goal of each technique is selection and concentration of an adequate number of tumour(More)
Intrapleural administration of fibrinolytic agents has been shown to be effective and safe in the treatment of loculated parapneumonic effusions. Its use in multiloculated malignant pleural effusions has been rarely reported. We report a case of malignant multiloculated pleural effusion who failed to respond to standard chest tube drainage but showed(More)
Congenital gingival granular cell tumors (CGGCT) are rare lesions which have occasionally been reported in India. It is an uncommon benign soft tissue lesion that usually arises from alveolar mucosa of neonates and causes respiratory and feeding problems. Due to its clinical features and treatment approaches these cases have aroused interest of different(More)