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A prospective study was carried out in the Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur over a 2-year period. During this time, 52,379 deliveries took place. 36 neonates (0.7 per 1000 births) were found to have congenital dislocation of the hips (CDH) by both the Ortolani and Barlow's manoeuvre. CDH was most common in the females (female to male ratio was 2.3:1), the… (More)
A 55 year old man presented with features of cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a well demarcated intradural extramedullary tumour at L2 vertebra. At surgery it was found to be well encapsulated and had no attachment to spinal cord or root. Histopathology including immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be a low grade astrocytoma.
Aspergillosis of spine is a very rare entity generally seen secondary to a primary focus in the lung with or without immune suppression. The authors report one case of aspergillosis of spine without evidence of a primary elsewhere or a predisposing cause.
Ewing's sarcoma is a highly malignant tumour seen in the age group of 5 to 25 years, primarily afflicts long bones of the extremities followed by pelvis, ribs and vertebrae. The involvement of this lesion in the mandible accounts for only 2% of the reported cases. Ewing's sarcoma particularly in children, poses difficulty in arriving at a diagnosis and… (More)