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A case of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a traveller from Belize, Central America is reported. Leishmaniasis presents rarely in Australia and delays in diagnosis and treatment often occur. A high index of suspicion in a patient who has returned from an endemic region is required. Subsequent confirmation of a diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis is best achieved… (More)
A case of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the stomach is reported. The patient was a 51-year-old man who had a laparotomy for a malignant gastric tumour diagnosed by radiological studies and endoscopic examination. An inoperable gastric malignancy was found at operation. Histopathological studies of tissue biopsied at surgery showed… (More)
A hitherto undescribed group of lesions consisting of cystic bony lesions, exostosis, fibromatous lesion, unilateral tonsillar hypertrophy, epidermoid cyst (cholesteatoma) and hyperplasia of the mandible confined to the left side of the face is reported. The case may represent a variant of the Proteus syndrome.
A 26 yr old Caucasian, previously healthy, noticed a painless swelling of the left palate of 2 mths duration. On examination, a left maxillary swelling was noted with extension into the cheek. The mass was compressible. The CT scan revealed a large expansive tumor. Histological diagnosis of the enucleated lesion was cementifying fibroma. We describe a case… (More)
Pigmentation featured millions of years ago and perhaps began with an amoeba frightening off a predator with some agent such as dopamine to prevent its attachment for phagocytosis by an enemy. This paper suggests that the environmental forces of grip and stick, rather than pure chemical influences, deserve greater emphasis, and that the influence of the… (More)
Pulmonary aspergilloma is by no means uncommon in Malaysia. The lack of documentation of its occurrence in Malaysia, is mainly due to the lack of clinical awareness, and the absence of facilities for the proper diagnosis of the infection.
Pigmentation featured millions of years ago and perhaps began with an amoeba frightening off a predator with some agent such as dopamine to prevent its attachment for phagocytosis by an enemy. This paper suggests that the environmental forces of grip and stick deserve greater emphasis and that mechanical forces involved in grip and stick or release from… (More)
Chromoblastomycosis, a localized chronic cutaneous and subcutaneous infection of the skin caused by pigmented fungi, is most common in the world's tropical and subtropical zones. The condition rarely occurs in Australia. We present 6 cases of chromoblastomycosis seen at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, from 1989 to 1994 and affecting… (More)