Susmita Kundu

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is scarcity of clinical data regarding hydatid lung disease from Indian subcontinent. In this retrospective study we analyzed the cumulative data over five year's period from two tertiary care hospitals of Kolkata to determine the presentation, treatment and outcome of hydatid disease of lung. METHOD We analyzed 106 patients(More)
Familial spontaneous pneumothorax is one of the phenotypes of Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome (BHDS), an autosomal dominant condition associated with folliculin (FLCN). We investigated clinical and genetic data of an Indian family having two patients suffering from spontaneous pneumothorax in the absence of skin lesions or renal tumors. HRCT scan of patient’s lung(More)
A 22 years old male presented with right sided scrotal swelling of 5 months duration. On examination it was found to be of orange-sized, firm to hard in consistency with mild tenderness. Ultrasonography of testes failed to arrive at a diagnosis. However, fine needle aspiration cytology of the testicular swelling confirmed the diagnosis of testicular(More)
CONTEXT Pneumothorax continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality among respiratory patients, but there is a paucity of data regarding etiology, clinical profile, management, and outcome of spontaneous pneumothorax (SP), from this part of the world. AIMS To assess the patients of spontaneous pneumothorax in adults with special reference to the(More)
A young female patient presenting with recurrent hemoptysis, neck swelling, and mediastinal mass mimicking lymphadenopathy was admitted to the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM hospital, Kolkata, India. Clinical features, radiological studies, fibre optic bronchoscopy, and fine needle aspiration cytology from the neck(More)
Background Asthma is a serious global health problem. Global prevalence of asthma ranges from 1% to 18% of population in different countries. In India, prevalence of asthma is 3% of the population. Major depressive disorder is the most common mood disorder often found to be higher among people with chronic health conditions like asthma. Presence of(More)
Association between progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and lung malignancy is rare yet well recognised. In order of frequency bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is most common followed by squamous cell carcinoma, oat cell carcinoma, anaplastic carcinoma of lung. We present a 55 year old non-smoker male patient with PSS, who presented to us with(More)