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BACKGROUND The association between pancreatic disease and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is controversial. We attempt to suggest a causal correlation and characterize the nature of pancreatic disease in PHPT. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of the medical records of patients who were diagnosed with PHPT and presented with pancreatic(More)
We report a rare case of dual arterial supply to an otherwise normal left lower lobe. In addition to normal pulmonary arterial supply, the lower lobe of the left lung also received systemic arterial supply from the coeliac axis. The relevant anatomy and literature are reviewed. To the best of our knowledge, there are no other reported cases of anomalous(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Systemic air embolism is recognized as a rare but potentially fatal complication of trans-thoracic needle biopsy of the lung. METHODS   We report the case of a young female who developed fatal cerebral air embolism following computed tomography (CT) guided needle biopsy of a lung mass. RESULTS Immediately after the procedure, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate potential donor kidneys with asymptomatic calculi detected during screening, and the management of the calculus before, during and after transplantation, as with fewer live donors, marginal kidneys and donors are a significant subgroup in renal transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five live-related donors, with one incidentally(More)