What is called Nasoharyngeal Cancer? Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. It is sometimes called nasopharyngeal carcinoma or NPC. It is a disease of the nasopharynx, which is the air passage between the nose and the throat and lungs. It is located behind the nasal cavity …Read More »
Irritable Hip or Transient Synovitis – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment.
What is Irritable Hip? All the freely movable joints of the body have a lubricating lining called the synovial membrane. Irritable hip occurs when the membrane becomes inflamed for a short period of time (otherwise known as ‘transient synovitis’). The inflammation causes pain. The synovial membrane produces more than its …Read More »
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis – Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.
Description Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a disorder in which excess immune system cells called Langerhans cells build up in the body. Langerhans cells, which help regulate the immune system, are normally found throughout the body, especially in the skin, lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, liver, and bone marrow. In Langerhans cell …Read More »
Pineal Tumor – Types, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment
Definition Pineal tumor is an abnormal growth in or near the pineal gland. Depending on the type of tumor, surgery may involve a craniotomy to remove it. The pineal gland, a tiny, pinecone-shaped area located in the midline of the brain behind the third ventricle, synthesizes and secretes the neurotransmitters …Read More »
Fifth Disease or Slapped Cheek Syndrome – Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description Fifth disease is a mild viral infection caused by human parvovirus B19. It’s more common in children than adults. It’s called fifth disease because it was fifth on a list of illnesses that caused rashes in children in the past. Fifth disease is sometimes called “slapped cheek disease.” The …Read More »
Mastitis – Types, Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Mastitis is an infection and inflammation of the breast, usually the fatty tissue of the breast, that causes redness, pain and swelling. As this swelling pushes on the milk ducts, it causes pain. Mastitis is usually caused by an infection with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria are normally …Read More »
Coccydynia – Anatomy, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Definition Coccydynia is pain in or around the area of the coccyx, more commonly known as the tailbone. The coccyx is the last bone at the base of the spine. Injury or strain to the surrounding ligaments and muscles may cause this pain and discomfort, which is most often felt …Read More »
Brachial plexus injury – Causes, Complication and Treatment
Definition of brachial plexus injury Brachial plexus injury is caused by excessive stretching, tearing, or other trauma to a network of nerves from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and …Read More »