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This essay illustrates the usefulness of MRI in evaluating perianal fistulas, a common disease, notorious for recurrence if not assessed and treated adequately. MRI exquisitely depicts the perianal anatomy and shows the fistulous tracks and their associated ramifications and abscesses. It thus provides an excellent preoperative understanding of the disease,… (More)
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen usually occurs secondary to infection, hematological disorders or infiltrative lesions of the spleen. In patients with positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who present with acute abdomen, splenic rupture should be considered as a possible cause and should… (More)
The mechanism of the adverse reaction in microfilaraemic subjects following diethylcarbamazine (DEC) therapy has remained an enigma. To study the mechanisms involved Mastomys natalensis infected with Dipetalonema viteae have been used. Animals showing up to 50 mf/5 cmm of blood did not show any perceptible reactions when treated with the minimum effective… (More)
Tumour and tumour-like lesions of the hand can arise from various tissues and may present at birth. Rarely, anomalies of the hand may have an appearance mimicking a mass. We describe the imaging features of an antenatally detected floating thumb and describe its unusual mass-like appearance. While no hand tumour with similar imaging appearance has been… (More)
Long gap esophageal atresia (OA) is a challenging condition. While discussing the various methods of management available to us, we report the use of magnetic resonance imaging in a case of pure OA to judge the gap between two ends of the esophagus.