K. O. Taams

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After birth the umbilicus is the only naturally formed visible scar on the body. To reconstruct a neo-umbilicus following abdominoplasty various local interposition flaps have been described to circumvent a circular scar contracture and to recreate a superior hood. The additional scarring with these techniques can give an operated look to the neo-umbilicus.(More)
We present a case of a long-standing, giant inguinoscrotal hernia extending to the patient's knees, complicated by intestinal obstruction. Initial management involved conservative treatment of the intestinal obstruction and optimising the patient's general condition. Surgical treatment included debulking the contents of the hernia sac by performing a right(More)
The use of fenestrated adhesive disposable drapes (FADDs) in our practice has lead to the creation of an improved sterile surgical field in many procedures. High turnover local anaesthetic outpatient lists often require a vast amount of reusable drapes. Using FADDs can be more efficient and has practical advantages. They are versatile and using the adhesive(More)
Many trauma surgeons who treat penetrating cardiac injuries do not routinely suture the pericardium closed after repairing the heart. The patient reported here died from exsanguination during attempts to mobilise the heart which had adhered to the sternum. With the increasing demand for coronary artery surgery and the high incidence of carcinoma of the(More)
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