Cancer in children accounts for just 1 % of the total number of cancer cases. The ‘Golden Ribbon’ which is symbolic of paediatric cancers denotes the importance in curing these cancers. Although rare, they cause much distress in the young parents and immediate family members, for obvious reasons. Unlike adult cancers, the onset can be quite rapid and dramatic. Continue reading “Childhood Cancer; Know the Warnings”
Multi nodular goiter is a relatively common thyroid disorder with a marked female preponderance. Most of these goiters weigh less than 100 grams. Glands weighing more than 500 grams are extremely unusual and often result as a consequence of ignorance, neglect, lack of inadequate medical facility, fear of undergoing surgery or due to an unusually rapid growth as in malignancy. These patients pose a specific surgical challenge and need to be managed by experienced surgeons. Continue reading “Thyroidectomy for a Massive Goiter”
The winter season leads to rampant increase in various health concerns including flu, influenza, asthma, sinusitis etc. Majority of these health conditions are caused due to the change in temperatures, poor dietary practices and limited exposure to sunlight. The first step towards ensuring good health during the winter is to be aware of the facts and distinguish the truth from false. A few of the common misconceptions about health during the winter, which we need to stop believing are; Continue reading “Winter Health Myths To Stop Believing”
On 2nd December 2017, Aster Hospital’s Critical Care Department encountered a 30 year old male patient who experienced vomiting multiple times, had profuse sweating and general uneasiness with myalgia. The patient was brought to the ER, and was found to have tachycardia and hypotension. He was diagnosed with;
The first major liver resection (right hepatectomy) was performed by the ILC Team at Aster Hospital, Mankhool on a 28-year-old female who was incidentally detected to have an 11 cm hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the right lobe of the liver. A solid lesion in a cirrhotic liver is generally an HCC. In non-cirrhotic livers, solid lesions may be due to hemangioma, hepatic adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, cholangiocarcinoma, HCC, metastases and rarely tuberculoma or lymphoma. The diagnosis is essentially based on cross-sectional imaging with CT and MRI. The index patient had a contrast enhancement pattern characteristic of HCC on a dynamic triple phase CT scan. While HCC usually develops in a background of liver cirrhosis, about one-third cases occur in a non-cirrhotic liver. The patient’s alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels were normal. AFP levels are elevated in only two-thirds of HCC and AFP is not mandatory for a diagnosis of HCC. Biopsy is usually not required for diagnosis if the radiological findings are characteristic. Continue reading “Right Hepatectomy for Non-Cirrhotic Hepatocellular Carcinoma”
This is the case of a 27 year male with non-traumatic, unilateral anterior temporomandibular joint dislocation of the left side.
A well-built Indian male visited Aster Hospital’s Dental OPD in a very anxious and nervous state complaining of inability to close his mouth just after yawning. He said that the issue occurred at around 7 AM, immediately after which he rushed to Aster Hospital, Mankhool (Dubai) from Sharjah. Continue reading “Dislocation of TMJ Managed by Closed Reduction”
1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 years and above, are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes the bone to become porous. Continue reading “World Osteoporosis Day | Love Your Bones”
A 46 year old, mother of three children visited Aster Hospital’s Urology OPD in February 2017 with complaints of continuous leakage of urine since the last 6 months.
Her social life was devastated and she has very low self-esteem. She had previously undergone a hysterectomy elsewhere. She did not have any other medical illness or risk factors. Continue reading “Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair”
A young male patient, Mr. FJ presented to Aster Hospital with typical as well as atypical symptoms of reflux disease in the form of abdominal burning sensation after consumption of food, non-cardiac chest pain, globus sensation and irritation in throat. His abdominal symptoms responded to PPI but throat symptoms were refractory to all forms of treatment. Continue reading “Non-Erosive Reflux Disease Treated with STRETTA Procedure”
A 19 year old girl, Ms. Nikita came to the Dental OPD at Aster Hospital, Mankhool complaining of tooth erupting from unusual position in between the maxillary central incisors.
On examination it looked like the tip of crown of max left canine trying to erupt from the base of buccal vestibule below the labial frenum.