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The clinical and myopathological features of 13 patients with a myopathy occurring in association with hypothyroidism are presented. Seven patients had hypothyroid myopathy, including two with the Hoffmann syndrome and one with the Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne syndrome. Five patients had an inflammatory myopathy and one had polymyalgia rheumatica. Serum CK… (More)
Six hundred and twenty-one hysterectomies were performed at National Women's Hospital, Auckland, during 1975. Abnormal vaginal bleeding was the clinical indication in 50.72% of the cases. Fibroids, pelvic mass, prolapse, stress incontinence and cervical neoplasia were the indication for 45.88% of the cases. Total hysterectomy was performed in 618 (99.5%)… (More)
One hundred and twenty gall-bladders obtained at cholecystectomy for gall bladder diseases formed the basis of a prospective study of premalignant epithelial lesions. Six cases displayed abnormal mucosa (5%); 4 had atypical hyperplasia (dysplasia) and 2 gall-bladders had carcinoma-in-situ; all were associated with chronic cholecystitis and lithiasis. These… (More)
An elderly woman had a cerebral gliosarcoma with a single pulmonary metastasis, together with a separate pulmonary adenoid-cystic carcinoma. Spontaneous extraneural metastases of primary intracranial neoplasms are exceedingly unusual; so far, only 8 proven cases are recorded in the English language medical literature. The association of cerebral gliosarcoma… (More)
We report the case of a 16 year old male with a left temporal myxopapillary ependymoma which did not demonstrate any connection to the lateral ventricles. The patient had complained of headaches for ten months and signs of increased intracranial pressure for one month. One month post-operatively, because of lower back pain, further investigations disclosed… (More)
A classification of glomerulonephritis which is being used as a basis for the New Zealand National Study of Glomerulonephritis is presented, together with comments about the salient pathological features of each type of glomerular disease.
Two fatal cases of sporadic herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis were seen and diagnosed at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, between 1979 and 1981. Necropsy studies were directed to the possible portal of entry of HSV into the central nervous system. Viruses were present in the left olfactory nerve in one patient. No viruses were found in the… (More)
A case of oat cell bronchial carcinoma that clinically simulated liver cirrhosis is reported. Post mortem findings included the very unusual intrasinusoidal pattern of liver metastases.