James Hewes

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In 2011 the local clinical commissioning group introduced a policy restricting funding for elective hernia repairs. Anecdotally, it was felt that this resulted in an increased number of emergency hernia repairs in our trust. Our primary objective was to assess whether this was actually the case. Our secondary objective was to quantify the risks of(More)
Herniation of the liver through an anterior abdominal wall incisional defect has rarely been described. An 81-year-old man presented to our surgical team with acute right upper quadrant abdominal pain. He had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting via a median sternotomy 7 years previously. Examination revealed gallbladder tenderness and a(More)
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