Thara Somanathan

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate oral cancer screening by visual inspection. METHODS A cluster randomized controlled trial was initiated in Trivandrum district, Kerala, India. Of 13 population clusters, seven were randomly allocated to three rounds of screening between 1996 and 2004, while standard care was provided in six (control arm). An activity-based approach(More)
A-62-year-old lady presented with complaints of cough, dyspnea and hemoptysis of 3 months duration. A radiological evaluation revealed a mass lesion in the left lung along with significant lymphadenopathy. With a clinical and radiological diagnosis of carcinoma of the lung, the patient was taken up for biopsy. The specimen consisted mainly of grey-white(More)
Sarcomas account for less than 1% of malignant neoplasms arising in the head and neck in adults. Laryngeal synovial sarcoma is an extremely rare form of laryngeal malignancy with less than 20 cases reported in the literature. We report the case of a 48-year-old man with synovial sarcoma of the larynx. He underwent excision of the tumor followed by(More)
A 19-year-old boy presented with bladder outlet obstruction and on evaluation was found to have prostatomegaly, which on biopsy was diagnostic of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). He had pulmonary metastasis and received chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, actinomycin D, and radical radiotherapy. At one year, his prostatic tumour(More)
Primary Ewing's sarcoma (EWS) arising from cranial bones is rare and accounts for only 1%-4% of all EWS. We report the case of a 15-year-old girl with EWS of the frontoparietal region of the skull. She underwent excision following which she received combination chemotherapy with vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide alternating with ifosfamide, and(More)
Amyloid is a pathologic proteinaceous substance deposited between cells in various tissues in a variety of clinical conditions. We report a case of amyloidosis of tongue with extensive chondroid metaplasia diagnosed on incisional biopsy in a multiple myeloma patient, who underwent autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant for the same in 2010 and now(More)
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