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Archive for July, 2013

Unusual foreign bodies

25 Jul, 13 | by Dr Dean Jenkins

Interesting case of a bronchial obstruction from a germinating pea has resurfaced.

Only in America: Pea plant grows inside man’s lung (Hospital Doctor)

… but the case is an old one from 2010.

Pea plant grows inside man’s lung (BBC Health)

Doctor finds plant growing inside man’s lung (WHDH News)

Pea sprout plucked from Cape man’s lung (boston.com)

However, it is always good to be reminded of clinical lessons especially where the cause is as clearly identified as here. There are reversible causes of bronchial obstruction in the older person and lung cancer should not be assumed without further evaluation.

Vulvar adenocarcinoma: the visual resemblance with a vulvar abscess

1 Jul, 13 | by jhudson

Though vulvar cancer is not very common, the misdiagnosis of malignancy as an abscess by practising gynaecologists is a mistake, which can prove costly to the patient. This article focuses attention on this aspect.

Reviewer
Ranganath Ratnagiri
Yashoda Cancer Institute

Vulvar adenocarcinoma: the visual resemblance with a vulvar abscess

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