A study of 70 cases of cutaneous metastases from internal carcinoma.
Bansal R. Naik R.
Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
A retrospective analysis of 70 patients with metastatic cutaneous nodules, was conducted in the department of pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. The available clinical records and histologic material of these cases were reviewed. In last few years fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was being used as the main diagnostic tool. The commonest primary site of cutaneous metastasis in this study was gastro-intestinal tract (46.7%) in males and breast (32%) in females. Abdomen (including umbilical nodules) was found to be the most frequent site for metastatic cutaneous nodule.
Cryohaemorrhoidectomy for primary haemorrhoids: an evaluation of the procedure in the Indian population.
Department of Surgery, Military Hospital, Jodhpur.
Cryotherapy is one of the available modalities for the management of primary haemorrhoids. It is a simple non-invasive procedure conducted without anaesthesia, ideal for surgery outpatients' department. Though practically given up in the west due to a distressing side-effect in the local population, it was evaluated for its efficacy and acceptability in the Indian population. The study of 174 patients revealed the procedure to be well accepted, extremely cost effective and with a low complication rate in the Indian population, in contrast to the western experience.