Malik Samarasinghe

Malik Samarasinghe
University of Colombo · Department of Surgery

MBBS, MS

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First paediatric patient with gastric basidiobolomycosis in Sri Lanka: A case report
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Introduction Fungal infections in immunocompetent children are very rare, especially when they occur in the stomach. In this case report we present a 10year old boy who presented with an abdominal pain and on radiological investigations had a diffuse gastric mass. It was suspected to be a gastric malignancy and biopsied. The gastric biopsy on histo...
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Introduction Girls with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) are exposed to excess fetal adrenal androgens in-utero, and often born with masculinised genitalia. They are conventionally reared as females, but show more “boyish” gender-role behaviour (GRB) and gender-identity (GI) issues in childhood and adolescence. Male-rearing is also re...
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INTRODUCTION Use of ether to dissolve urinary catheter bulb is an accepted treatment when there is a difficulty in removing latex catheters due to inability to deflate the catheter bulb. We present a case of chemical haemorrhagic cystitis following the use of ether to deflate the catheter bulb. CASE REPORT A 19-month-old boy was treated for dengue...
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Introduction: Foreign body (FB) ingestion in children is a common problem worldwide. Peak incidence is between the ages of 6 months to 4 years and children usually pass the object spontaneously without any symptoms. Objective: To assess the pattern of FB ingestion in the Sri Lankan context. Method: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted...
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Acute abdomen and acute appendicitis are unusual clinical presentations that occur in dengue infection-caused illness. Lymphoid hyperplasia and mesenteric adenitis are possible explanations, although vasculitis in the pathology of dengue infection has not been reported. Authors of previous case reports have described mimicking of acute appendicitis...
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Persistent umbilical drainage may be due to vestigial remnants of the omphalomesenteric duct. Rarely, it may be owing to the presence of ectopic pancreatic tissue within these remnants. An 18-month-old boy underwent surgical exploration for umbilical discharge. An umbilical nodule containing both ectopic gastric and pancreatic tissue was found. Thi...
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