Donal Peter O’Leary

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INTRODUCTION Residual appendicitis involving the stump of the appendix has been well described in the literature in the past. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 43 year old male with acute onset of abdominal pain who had undergone an appendicectomy ten years previously. Ultrasound revealed the presence of an inflamed tubular structure. Subsequent(More)
Our starting point is an algorithm of Kenyon, Randall, and Sinclair, which is built upon the ideas of Jerrum and Sinclair, giving an approximation to crucial parameters of the monomer-dimer covering problem in polynomial time. We make two key improvements to their algorithm: we greatly reduce the number of simulations that must be run by estimating good(More)
INTRODUCTION Incarcerated femoral hernias usually contain a simple loop of bowel. Occasionally other abdominal structures may be found within the hernial sac. Rarely femoral hernias may contain metastatic tumour deposits. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report the case of an 82 year old lady with a background of ovarian carcinoma, who presented with acute small(More)
INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of abdominal complications due to fish bone ingestion is particularly difficult as the presentation may mimic common abdominal pathologies. PRESENTATION OF CASE 65 year-old male presented with a two day history of right iliac fossa pain. He denied any nausea and vomiting. He had no systemic systems including fever, change in(More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is increasingly being managed in the setting of a dedicated emergency theatre. However understanding of hospital factors that influence time-to-theatre (TTT) is poor. Thus, the aim of this study is to identify factors that influence TTT and to observe the effect of prolonged TTT on patient outcome. METHODS A retrospective(More)
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