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Four cases of alimentary tract lipomas are described. While conventional radiology is unable to differentiate these tumours from the much commoner carcinomas, computed tomography and endoscopic examination may allow a definitive diagnosis thus sparing the patient major surgery. In selected cases endoscopic polypectomy is feasible and safe.
The nitrate content of a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and meat purchased in Singapore were determined by high-pressure liquid chromatography. From the 1982 statistical figures of retained imports and local production of these items the average per capita daily consumption of nitrates was calculated and found to be 215 mg, one of the highest reported(More)
Gastric cancer is one of the commonest malignancies in Singapore. 330 to 350 new cases are reported annually. Only about 8% of these cases undergo curative resection and the rest receive some form of palliative surgery. Early gastric cancer (i.e., cancer limited to mucosa and submucosa) is rarely diagnosed in Singapore. This paper presents 11 cases of early(More)
PURPOSE Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in North America. It is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, lending to a poor prognosis. Symptoms of lung cancer often do not present until more advanced stages. Common sites of lung cancer metastasis are the bones, liver, and brain. The etiology of eye masses ranges from the relatively(More)
Gastrocolic fistulae secondary to un-operated benign gastric ulcers are rare. We report a case of a large benign gastrocolic fistula diagnosed by colonoscopy, which was found to have healed over a short period of 3 weeks, while the patient was being prepared for surgery. He was on parenteral nutrition and intravenous cimetidine. The available literature is(More)
50 unselected cases of bleeding duodenal ulcer were treated by vagotomy and pyloroplasty with suturing of the bleeding vessels. The operative mortality was 8% of which recurrent haemorrhage accounted for 6% of the patients. The operative mortality was related to advanced age, severity of bleed and associated medical illnesses. Vagotomy-pyloroplasty with(More)
The racial distribution and pathology of 115 colorectal polyps from 72 patients were analysed. There were 88 (77%) adenomas. 90.9% of these were from Chinese and none from Malay patients. 79% were found in the sigmoid colon and rectum. The racial and site distributions of adenomas reflect the patterns of carcinoma seen in Singapore. The management of(More)
Adenomyomatosis (AD) is a degenerative disorder of the gall bladder wall which can be complicated by chronic inflammation and calculi. The true incidence of this disorder in South East Asians is not known. Nine Chinese patients with AD were discovered amongst 200 consecutive right upper quadrant ultrasound examinations. Four of them had cholecystectomy and(More)