Rekha B. Puranik

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OBJECTIVE To emphasize the role of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in etiologic workup in significant cervical lymphadenopathy in children. STUDY DESIGN A total of 336 consecutive children, aged 1 month to 12 years, with significant cervical lymphadenopathy were subjected to FNAC. Children on empirical/specific therapy for lymphadenopathy for >2(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Intestinal tuberculosis needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis when patients with intestinal pathology are encountered. Tuberculosis can mimic other disease entities like, ischemic enteritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, malignancies, intussusception etc., clinically as well as morphologically in resected intestinal specimens.(More)
A 36-year-old man presented with history suggestive of intracranial space occupying lesion. Computed tomography of brain revealed a large lobulated, extra axial, hyperdense lesion in the right fronto-temporal region extending up to to the right frontal and ethmoidal sinuses, eroding the bone, enhancing homogeneously with contrast, which was suggestive of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives were to correlate the modified fluorescent method with the conventional Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) method for the detection of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and, also to study the efficacy and advantages of using the auramine-rhodamine stain on lymph node aspirates under fluorescent microscopy. METHODS In 108 consecutive patients with a(More)
Atrophic rhinitis (AR) is a chronic debilitating nasal mucosal disease of unknown aetiology and the definitive treatment is still elusive. This often leads to the patient suffering during the entire life span often depleting the individual psychologically. On the contrary, Rhinoscleroma (RS) for which the aetiology is clearly known and is completely curable(More)
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