Ranjana Gondal

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatic steatosis (HS) is highly prevalent in chronic hepatitis C and is an important variable predicting progression of histological injury, insulin resistance, and reduced response to antiviral therapy. There are limited data on HS in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This is relevant since response to current antiviral(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is associated with high maternal and fetal mortalities. A prospective study was undertaken to evaluate the role of viral and host factors in HEV related pregnancy outcomes. METHODS The study included HEV infected pregnancy cases; acute viral hepatitis (AVH), n=100 and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF),(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic tuberculosis is usually unsuspected as it can present in various forms. Though an uncommon disease, once diagnosed it is potentially curable. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective review of the records of 9 patients with histologically proven tuberculosis of the pancreas. RESULTS In none of the 9 patients was a preoperative diagnosis(More)
Three cases of tuberculous abscess of the brain stem were treated with excision of the abscess supplemented with antitubercular therapy for 12 to 18 months. The lesions were frankly purulent and tubercle bacilli were demonstrated in the pus. A computed tomography scan demonstrated the site and extent of the lesion. Two of three patients developed the(More)
We describe a case of benign signet ring cell change in the gallbladder mucosa. On histopathological examination of H&E-stained sections, the gallbladder epithelium showed multilayering. The epithelial cells were large, columnar to polygonal with a small round basal or eccentric nucleus and vacuolated cytoplasm, giving them a signet ring appearance. There(More)
A young male aged 20 years had resection of the upper lobe of right lung for plasma cell granuloma. Five years later he developed three lesions in the brain, one of which was resected. Brain lesion showed similar histopathological picture. A unique case of plasma cell granuloma involving more than one organ is reported.
One of the possible long-term complications following an ileoanal pouch procedure is the development of malignancy in the mucosa of the rectal stump. Only 10 such cases have been reported so far. We report the case of a 23-year-old male who had ulcerative colitis with high-grade dysplasia and underwent an ileoanal pouch procedure. He was found to have a(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroduodenal tuberculosis is a rare but potentially curable condition. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical presentation, pre-operative status, management and outcome in patients with histologically proven diagnosis of gastroduodenal obstruction due to tuberculosis. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 17(More)
A 46-year-old man was operated on for cholelithiasis with chronic cholecystitis. On gross inspection of the resected gallbladder, a slight thickening in the body wall, in an area measuring about 1 × 0.5 cm, was noted. On light microscopic and immunohistochemical examinations, the lesion was diagnosed to be a rhabdoid tumor. After a thorough review of the(More)
There is paucity of literature on liver histological spectrum of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The aims of this study are to (a) to characterize the liver histological features in ACLF, (b) to correlate histological parameters with prognosis, and (c) to investigate whether etiology influences prognosis. We retrospectively studied liver biopsies of(More)