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Cropped TPJ 18 155A Land of the Remembered

 

Land of the Remembered
24” x 36”
acrylic on canvas
Navreet Dhillon, MD

 

This painting is a tribute to Dr Kamal Charaipotra, the beloved grandfather of Dr Dhillon’s niece Kavya. From Dr Dhillon: “Dr Kamal was a much loved and respected pediatrician. My painting is a celebration of his vibrant and charismatic personality. His name, Kamal, meaning lotus flower in Punjabi, is the central bloom in the painting.” Dr Dhillon’s painting is also a meditation on Kavya’s solace that those who pass become stars in the sky, part of the energy around us, and live on in our memories. Dr Dhillon is a Primary Care Physician at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in CA.

Dysphagia Lusoria

Image Diagnosis: Dysphagia Lusoria—An Unusual Cause of Dysphagia Diagnosed with Endoscopic Ultrasound
Harshal S Mandavdhare, MD, DM; Vishal Sharma, MD, DM; Pankaj Gupta, MD
 

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Vidian Nerve Schwannoma

Vidian Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Skull-Base Neoplasm Presenting with Ocular Manifestations: A Case Report and Literature Review
Farzad A Masroor, MD; Jason Gilde, MD; Jonathan Liang, MD

 

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