Frozen shoulder is a very common condition in private practice. The article on page 5, by
MI Goswami et al from Bombay Hospital discusses different treatment modalities and the
authors rightly suggest that physiotherapy plays a major role in the treatment.
Cerebral Amyloid Angiography has been described for the last few years. However, it is for
the first time that an Indian study on the subject has been carried out and reported by PB Badhe et
al from KEM Hospital on page 14.
H Pylori has been known to be the cause of many diseases, but very often it is only
co-existent. The study by S Shyamsunder et al, on page 27, from Bombay Hospital will have to be
confirmed further by many other research workers, and double blind studies will have to be conducted,
before concluding that the treatment can be offered to all asthmatics.
On page 55, Sunita Goel et al from Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children report an unusual
case of nesidioblastoma in a neonate, successfully operated by them.
Carotid stenting is being done as part of prophylaxis to avoid hemiplegia. More the reason that
the study of SR Kapadia et al on page 59, from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, should be
appreciated when they did carotid stenting for post irradiation carotid stenosis.
H Salkade et al from BYL Nair Hospital, on page 61 have reported "Gaucher like cells" seen
in the spleen of a patient of thalassaemia major and they draw our attention that electron
microscope can help to differentiate these cells from the ones seen in hereditary Gaucher's disease, which is
a strong differential diagnosis of splenomegaly in a patient of thalassaemia major seen in children.
Yatindra Kashid from NDMVPS Medical College, Nashik, on page 69, reports a very
interesting case of ileocaecal tuberculosis, presented with caecal perforation and mimicked acute
appendicitis. In our country, they have now added tuberculous caecal perforation as a differential diagnosis
BP Kolwadkar et al from KLES Hospital, Belgaum, on page 82, present a case report of
an antrochoanal polyp occurring in an adult - probably the first of its kind in the literature.
Desmoid tumours commonly arise from the abdominal wall. MJ Algotar et al from JJ Hospital
in their article "Mesenteric Desmoid Tumour", on page 94, present a case report of such a
tumour arising from the mesentery.
Finally, on page 102, P Madhok in the peripatetic column, in his usual polished style writes
about a modern consultant. His observations are cent per cent true.