Ranjitha Rishikesh

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Parietal bone defects are rare and exhibit variable etiologies. We report on a 16-year-old girl with an isolated, giant parietal bone defect with encephalomalacia, and an asymptomatic Rathke's cleft cyst. The patient presented with epilepsy. We discuss the differential diagnosis and pertinent neurologic associations. Irrespective of cause, parietal bone(More)
BACKGROUND There is no simple method to measure intravariceal pressure in patients with esophageal varices. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to develop a new noninvasive technique to measure resting intravariceal pressure and wall tension. DESIGN A model was developed. A long balloon (varix) was fitted inside an airtight cylinder (esophagus). Fluid ran through(More)
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