Publications by staff affiliated to Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Recent Submissions

  • Final Report Investigation Of Incident Mary Conroy

    Health Service Executive (HSE) (Health Service Executive (HSE), 2018)
  • Metastatic melanoma after 23 years of primary ocular melanoma.

    Karde, Supriya Ramesh; Bhand, Prashant Ramesh; Ramesh, Nagabathula; Arockiam, Sacchin (BMJ, 2016-11-23)
    We describe a case of 52-year-old man who presented with an episode of tonic-clonic seizures. He had right ocular melanoma 23 years ago with subsequent enucleation which was the standard treatment at that time. CT scans of the brain and of the thorax-abdomen-pelvis revealed widespread metastatic lesions in the brain, lung and liver. Further investigations including bronchoscopy with cytopathology uncovered that the metastatic disease was a recurrence of ocular melanoma. He received palliative radiotherapy and died 6 months later. Ocular melanoma is often associated with fulminant metastatic disease after a period of dormancy. Thus, despite successful treatment of the localised disease at initial presentation, an effort is needed for optimal long-term follow-up plan in order to improve survival in case of recurrence.
  • Radiography of the lumbar spine

    Calvert, David; Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise (2012-12)