Author Archives: Dr. Swapan Samanta

Baby Neglects One Side Breast While Feeding?

In last ten years I have seen nearly 100 cases of breast cancer (with history of somewhat abnormal breast-feeding) that followed demographic details as…

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Quick Case: Giant Cell Tumor of Ilium in a Young Female

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 24 years old female presented with inability to rise, walk or move her waist/lower body parts suddenly for just one month incidentally following…

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Quick Case: Asymptomatic Conjunctival Cysticercosis

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
Cysticercus cellulosae is caused by the larval form of Taenia solium, or pork tapeworm. Humans can get the adult worm in the intestine by consuming…

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Quick Case: Tuberculosis of the Prostate – Is It Rare in India?

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
In the last one year, I have done 70 Tru-Cut biopsies of prostate, all having raised PSA levels. Forty out of them were diagnosed with…

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Quick Case: Kala-azar is Still Clinically Neglected in India

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A few months back, a 9-year-old boy presented with chronic ill-health, loss of appetite, loss of weight, severe anemia, mild thrombocytopenia and occasional fever. He also had hepatosplenomegaly. A routine hemogram reported…

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Quick Case: Malignant Germ Cell Tumor Presents as Discharging Scrotal Mass

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 69-year-old male presented with urinary obstruction for 6 months and bilateral testicular pain for 9 months. Gradually the severity increased so that he needed permanent supra-pubic catheterization, due to severe…

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Quick Case: Rhinoscleroma Leads to Loss of Both Eyes in a 48-Year-Old Male

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 48-year-old male presented with proptosis and ethmoid sinus mass, epistaxis and bilateral nasal block for 4 years, in 2009. Lateral rhinostomy was performed, and the biopsy report came as granulomatous inflammation, possibly fungal infection. Within one year, the patient developed loss of…

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