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Guy's, King's, and St. Thomas's School of Medicine encourages students to learn anatomy from human dissection. Today, there is a worldwide move of anatomy-based teaching away from dissection to prosection. This study investigates how attitudes toward dissection vary with gender and ethnicity. We assessed students' reactions and concerns regarding the… (More)
AIMS Clinical assessment of tumour size is often used to choose between mastectomy and primary medical therapy. Clinical and imaging modalities may have varying levels of accuracy across the range of tumour sizes. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of clinical measurement and ultrasound in discriminating palpable tumours up to 3 cm vs those… (More)
KEYPOINTS: Transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy (TNFLO) is a safe and well-tolerated procedure that may be performed in a procedure room in the outpatient or day-case/main theatre setting. It requires a local anaesthetic and no sedation. It may be used to histologically diagnose or exclude pathology from the nose to the gastro-oesophageal junction. It… (More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the noise generated during suction aural toilet and to determine whether there is any clinically measureable effect on audiometric thresholds. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled study with 14 patients. SETTING The study was conducted in an aural toilet clinic in a district general ENT department. PARTICIPANTS Fourteen patients… (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and determine the compliance to a local protocol for requesting magnetic resonance imaging scans to screen for the presence of cerebellopontine angle lesions. METHODS A combined retrospective study of all patients who had magnetic resonance imaging scans requested six months prior to and one year following… (More)
A case of piercing of the tympanic membrane, resulting in unusual consequences, is described. This is the first reported case of the long process of a dislocated incus resulting in trauma to the horizontal portion of a dehiscent facial nerve. Simultaneous depression of the stapes footplate resulted in a perilymph leak, but with delayed presentation.
We describe our technique for the formation of a secondary tracheoesophageal puncture and insertion of a voice prosthesis under local anaesthetic in the out-patient department. We use a trans-nasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscope (TNFLO) to provide direct visualization of the procedure allowing early detection and rectification of any problems that might… (More)