Vasudev V Holla

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Morphological evaluation of 140 bone marrow aspirations received in haematopathology laboratory with serologically established HIV infection, along with other relevant special haematological tests, was done during 1st Jan 1999 - 31st Dec 2002 at state government run tertiary care General Hospital in Maharashtra state, India. Out of 140 cases: 118 (84.28%)(More)
Sarcoidosis is a chronic multisystem disease of unknown cause that seldom occurs in children; however cases of pediatric sarcoidosis have been reported in India(l). There has been considerable progress in the understanding of this disease since Kendig(2) published an article in 1962. Most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, liver and spleen are involved,(More)
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of 32 HIV-positive cases presenting with lymphadenopathy was performed to evaluate its role in this group of patients. For each case air-dried smears were stained with Leishman, hematoxylin and eosin, and Zeihl-Neelsen stains for acid fast bacilli (AFB). The results were tuberculous (TB) lymphadenopathy (15), reactive(More)
Human spleen, though being the largest component of reticuloendothelial system, is a very rare site of tumor metastases. Splenic metastases are usually seen as part of multi-organ involvement. Autopsy study conducted over a period of 10 years revealed that the incidence of neoplastic involvement of spleen was 1.45% (70/4812). Primary malignant involvement(More)
Involvement of the myocardium by Toxoplasma gondii is seen in patients of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), mostly in association with toxoplasma encephalitis. Only few patients die as a direct result of cardiac dysfunction. Clinico-pathological findings of three cases of toxoplasma myocarditis are reported, one of which presented and died due to(More)
Thirty patients of lepromatous leprosy in a state of reaction (ENL) were studied for bacillaemia and a correlation was made with liver pathology. Buffy coat smears were examined in all, eliminating as far as possible the chances of contamination of blood by the skin bacilli. Thirteen out of thirty patients showed presence of acid fast bacilli (AFB) in the(More)
This is a case report of a mesenchymal tumor of uterus in a 60 year female initially interpreted as myxoid leiomyosarcoma. Immunohistochemical studies were negative for smooth muscle actin, desmin and p53 but positive for S-100 protein. The tumor was therefore reclassified as a low grade malignant mesenchymal tumor of neural origin.
A study of 50 synovial biopsies of proved lepromatous patients with arthritis was carried out. Out of these 50 cases, 14 cases were suffering from lepra reaction and the histopathological study of the synovium in these 14 cases revealed the presence of only vasculitis and lymphocytic infiltration. In the remaining 36 cases, not associated with lepra(More)
Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis is a unique disorder characterised by specific immunological hypersensitivity to certain fungal antigens usually presenting with nasal polyps and characteristic CT findings. It is a noninvasive disease and on histopathology shows formation of allergic mucin containing numerous eosinophils, charcot leyden crystals and scattered(More)