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Hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a common parasitic infection of the liver. Disseminated intra-abdominal hydatid disease may occur following rupture of the hydatid cyst into the peritoneal cavity, producing secondary echinococcosis. Rarely cyst may develop de-novo in the peritoneal cavity without involvement of any other… (More)
GIST is the commonest mesenchymal tumour of the gastrointestinal tract. Jejunal GIST is rare and spontaneous perforation of asymptomatic jejunal GIST is unique. A review of the English literature reveals only fifteen cases of perforated GIST till date. Pre-operative diagnosis is difficult. Diagnosis is confirmed on histopathology and immuno-histochemistry.… (More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendicectomy though widely practiced has not gained universal approval. Laparoscopic appendicectomy in India is relatively new and the literature is scant. This study was aimed to compare laparoscopic with open appendicectomy and ascertain the therapeutic benefit, if any, in the overall management of acute appendicitis. MATERIALS… (More)
The most common benign salivary gland tumor is pleomorphic adenoma. They can attain giant proportions and weigh several kilograms. They can cause facial disfigurement and, if untreated, could lead malignant transformation. This image depicts a 7.5 kg pleomorphic adenoma of right submandibular gland with malignant change in a 55-year-old male.
Head and neck cancers are common among men in developing countries. Among head and neck cancers in the United States, supraglottic laryngeal cancer accounts for 12,500 new cases per year. It responds favorably to radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy depending on the stage of disease. Recurrence is local or locoregional. We report a unique case of… (More)
The presence of an inflamed appendix in an inguinal hernia sac is known as "Amyand" hernia. The appendix within an umbilical incisional hernia sac is rare, and its evisceration is even rarer. Here we report a case of spontaneous evisceration of an appendix through an umbilical incisional hernia following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy (75-80%) among women. Options for management of BC are multivariate. Available modalities include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Despite availability of improved therapeutic adjuncts, mortality from BC is 40%. Vaccination strategies against BC are emerging as a viable alternative.… (More)