Viola D'Souza

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Castleman's disease of the parotid gland is an extremely rare entity, with fewer than 20 cases reported in world literature so far and only 1 previous case report describing the ultrasound findings. The Doppler findings of parotid Castleman's disease have never been described before to the best of the authors' knowledge. This report describes the(More)
The effects of metabolic acidosis upon the pattern of apnea during sleep were assessed in ten sleep apnea patients. Four had pure obstructive apnea, two pure central apnea, and four had mixed apnea. Acidosis was induced with acetazolamide. Acid-base shifts had little effect in pure obstructive and pure central apnea, but had a significant effect in mixed(More)
Multiple, bilateral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the lung are diagnostically and therapeutically challenging. In staged procedures over seven days, a 19-year-old woman underwent blocking of the feeding artery to six moderate-sized AVMs in the left lower lobe, embolization of three more AVMs in the left lower lobe, and resection of a large AVM in(More)
Murine leukemia virus (MLV) is currently the most widely used gene delivery system in gene therapy trials. The simple retrovirus packages two copies of its RNA genome by a mechanism that involves interactions between the nucleocapsid (NC) domain of a virally-encoded Gag polyprotein and a segment of the RNA genome located just upstream of the Gag initiation(More)
Fifty breast lumps seen and operated on at the Goa Medical College Hospital over a one year period form the material for this study. The cases were at first diagnosed clinically. At operation a naked eye assessment of the malignancy of the excised breast lump was made. Slide imprints for cytodiagnosis were made and finally the excised mass sent for paraffin(More)
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