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    Dr Mathew Varghese is a graduate and a post-graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University. He is currently the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi. He has specialised in trauma care with particular emphasis on reconstructive surgery for trauma, paralytic poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy and paediatric orthopaedic problems. He is also an associate faculty at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, A WHO collaborating centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as an expert on injury control, pre--hospital care and epidemiology of injuries.

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You have only mentioned about your MRI findings. You have not mentioned about any of your symptoms. The MRI dimensions at the discs levels are...

Answered on : 13 Mar 2011

Tarlov Cysts are sacs of collection of CSF (the fluid that surrounds spinal cord and brain) which usually occurs around nerves in the lowest part...

Answered on : 12 Mar 2011

It is common to have some persistent numbness after surgery. Usually this settles. Occasionally if there has been complete damage of nerve fibers...

Answered on : 08 Mar 2011

The mere presence of swelling in the legs cannot be taken as an indication of filariasis. The diagnosis is made only if the clinical set up fits...

Answered on : 04 Mar 2011

DRESS syndrome can be an allergic manifestation to any drug and you may have a combination of a Drug Reaction, Eosinophilia (increase in a...

Answered on : 01 Mar 2011

Dermatomyositis is a rare diagnosis that can affect young people also. Swellings beneath the skin are common in this and often these may get...

Answered on : 07 Feb 2011

Your father is 45 years old with a history of weakness of 3 months’ duration. You are worried about polymyositis as a possible cause. Polymyositis...

Answered on : 02 Feb 2011

Zoledronic acid is known to produce multiple side effects including those of fever, headache and body ache, as seen in your wife. These are...

Answered on : 02 Feb 2011

From your description your mother seems to have age related degeneration of a knee joint – commonly called osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Quite...

Answered on : 30 Jan 2011

The diagnosis in your case is essentially that of a spindle cell tumour. Spindle cells are possible in fibrosarcoma, in neurofibrosarcoma and...

Answered on : 28 Jan 2011
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