Sonia Badwal

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The pituitary develops as a result of complex, intricate, and precise neuro-embryological events in the sixth to eighth weeks of gestation. Some ectopic cell rests can become adenomatous. Rarely, these cell rests in the clivus can be the site of formation of adenoma. Our patient, a 35-year-old parous woman, was being treated for acromegaly, and imaging(More)
The development of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) is a well-recognized complication of solid organ transplantation in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy. The literature on PTLD in live renal allograft recipients is scarce and most of the data pertains to PTLD in cadaveric transplants. As live donor grafts form the mainstay of(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation is the treatment modality of choice for patients with end stage kidney failure. We present our experience of graft and patient survival of initial 500 renal transplants performed between May 1991 and July 2006, at Army Hospital (R&R). MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients received triple drug immunosuppression with(More)
Chordomas are most commonly of extradural origin and are associated with bone destruction. Extra-osseous intradural chordomas are extremely rare and most of the cases described are located near the clivus. We report an extremely rare case of multiple extra-osseous intraspinal chordomas in a 36-year-old male patient with autopsy findings. This case(More)
Dieulafoy disease is a rare cause of severe gastrointestinal haemorrhage. The lesion is usually located in the stomach, although it may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized by severe bleeding from a minute submucosal arteriole that bleeds through a punctate erosion in an otherwise normal mucosa. We describe a 55 year old patient(More)
Introduction: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is well known to be the most common form of primary glomerulonephritis throughout the world. The histopathological changes are wide and varied as brought out by the various classification systems like the Haas and Oxford systems. C4d is a well-known biomarker of the complement cascade and has recently been implicated in(More)
The incidence, risk factors and outcome of graft pyelonephritis are variably described in literature. All patients who had been transplanted at our center between January 2002 and November 2006 and had presented with acute graft dysfunction were subjected to biopsy. Those patients who had neutrophilic casts and interstitial inflammation with predominant(More)
Scleroderma renal crises (SRC) is a serious complication of systemic sclerosis whose prognosis remains serious despite management with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, antihypertensives and dialysis. Pulmonary renal syndrome (PRS), characterised by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) and SRC, is rare and carries a grave prognosis. This case report(More)