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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Information on gastrointestinal manifestations and then response after curative parathyroid surgery is scarce in symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). This study was carried out to analyse gastrointestinal manifestations in patients with PHPT and their associations with biochemical parameters. METHODS This retrospective(More)
Aluminum is neurotoxic both in animals and human beings primarily because of its interference with biological enzymes in key mechanisms of metabolic pathways. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one such mechanism that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease. Aluminum toxicity is very closely related to(More)
Involved in the ongoing debate is the speculation that aluminium is somehow toxic for neurons. Glial cells cope up to protect neurons from this toxic insult by maintaining the glutathione homeostasis. Of late newer and newer roles of glial cells have been depicted. The present work looks into the other regulatory mechanisms that show the glial cells(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare metabolic bone disease and information available from India is limited to only anecdotal case reports. We describe the clinical profile and therapeutic outcome of 25 patients with FD observed over a period of 14 yr in a tertiary care centre from north India. METHODS In this retrospective study(More)
UNLABELLED We describe the clinical presentation, diagnostic and management issues in five cases of non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH), diagnosed at a tertiary care institute over a period of 15 years. The clinical, laboratory, and histopathological findings of these patients along with diagnostic utility of IGF2:IGF1 ratio are discussed. The mean(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Hypophosphataemic rickets/osteomalacia (HRO) is an uncommon metabolic bone disorder which affects all ages and either sex. It is characterized by low concentration of serum phosphate levels leading to impairment of mineralization of bone matrix with variable aetiology. We present clinical profile and treatment outcome of 17 patients(More)
Neurolymphomatosis, defined as invasion of cranial nerves and peripheral nerve roots, plexus or nerves by Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a very rare clinical entity. We describe a case of 69 years old gentleman, who presented to us with asymmetric, painful sensorimotor polyneuropathy. He was admitted with 2 months history of dry cough, constitutional symptoms,(More)
Adrenal incidentalomas of more than 4 cm size are usually malignant. We describe a 28-year-old woman with a 7-cm, non-functioning, well-demarcated adrenal mass, which was identified as an oncocytoma on histopathological examination. Therefore, a large, non-functioning, unilateral adrenal mass with preserved tumor outline should invoke the suspicion of(More)
BACKGROUND Although rare, primary calvarial hemangioma is a known entity, surgical excision of which usually results in massive blood loss. Successful total excision of such a lesion remains a challenge, especially when these are in close vicinity of major venous sinuses. CASE DESCRIPTION Authors describe a rare case of intra-osseous occipital cavernoma(More)
Aluminium (Al) is neurotoxic primarily because of its interference with biological enzymes in key mechanisms of metabolic pathways. Mitochondria being a major site of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, it seems that the oxidative damage to mitochondrial proteins may underlie the pathogenesis of Al induced neurodegeneration. The present study(More)