Publications by authors named "Subarna Giri"

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Prevalence of Stroke in Asian Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Neurol Res Int 2021 3;2021:9961610. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Neurology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal.

Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited autosomal recessive disease. It is caused due to point mutation that substitutes glutamate with valine at the sixth amino acid position of the beta chain of hemoglobin molecules leading to the sickling of the red blood cells and decreased structural deformability. Silent cerebral infarcts are the most common neurological complication of SCA, while overt stroke comprises substantial burden in patients with SCA. This meta-analysis aimed to find the pooled prevalence of overt stroke in SCA patients and discuss the importance of screening them. PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar were the electronic databases used to search the studies. A total of 765 articles were retrieved upon detailed searching in the abovementioned databases. After a series of removing duplicate articles, title and abstract screening, and full-text review, 20 articles were found eligible and included in the study. The total number of participants from all the included studies was 3,956, and pooled prevalence of stroke in patients with sickle cell anemia in Asia was found to be 5% (95% CI: 4%, 6%) with a range from 1 to 41%. Stroke occurrence in sickle cell anemia patients is an emergency complication that needs immediate intervention and management. Because of the high prevalence of stroke in patients with sickle cell anemia, clinicians should focus on its prevention and treatment strategies.
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June 2021

Myopericytoma in right inguinal region: A rare case report from Nepal.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 23;81:105820. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Surgery, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal.

Introduction: Myopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal soft tissue tumor that originates from perivascular myoid cells and mostly benign in nature. With a slight male predisposition, it occurs more commonly in the lower extremities with an insidious and painless presentation. Contrary to the usual, our patient was with a rare presentation in the inguinal region with a dull aching pain.

Case Presentation: We herein report a case of a 64-year-old female patient with myopericytoma, the first of its kind reported in Nepal, present in the right inguinal region and surgically removed. The mass was single with dull aching pain, non-tender, globular, smooth, mobile, covered with skin and, had been slowly growing for 1 year and had started bleeding for 4 days. On complete surgical excision and subsequent biopsy, a nodule with thin-walled blood vessels and spindle-shaped cells having indistinct cell border, eosinophilic cytoplasm, and oval to spindle-shaped nucleus was observed, features consistent with those of myopericytoma.

Discussion: Myopericytoma can occur in different sites in the body. Its differential diagnoses in the inguinal region include inguinal hernia, lipoma, or an inguinal lymphangioma. Histopathological analysis and immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining are used for diagnosis and confirmation.

Conclusion: Myopericytomas are rare and have a substantial propensity to be misdiagnosed as other soft tissue tumors such as sarcomas due to significant overlap in their presentation and histological features. Complete surgical excision of mass is the curative therapy.
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April 2021