Kathryn Lynes

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Internal herniations through broad ligament defects are very rare. We present the first report of the triad of broad ligament defect, internal herniation of the caecum and appendicitis. A 36-year-old woman with phocomelia presented with right iliac fossa pain and vomiting. The patient had no previous history of trauma or surgery. Abdominal ultrasound showed(More)
INTRODUCTION The Anterior Perineal PlanE for ultra-low Anterior Resection of the rectum (APPEAR) technique utilises a perineal incision to facilitate resection of the distal rectum. The aim of this study was to review use of the APPEAR technique, assessing patient selection, indications, complications and outcomes, both oncological and functional. (More)
INTRODUCTION: Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of gallbladder for symptomatic gallstones disease or where exist the risk of gallbladder malignancy. Its performed routinely across the globe often as day surgery. In this case report, we describe an incidental intra operative finding of a left sided gallbladder creating a technical challenge for the(More)
Dear Sir, We read with interest the article by Sharma et al. [1], which reports outcome following closure of loop ileostomy in 5401 patients. In this large series the authors divide postoperative morbidity into major and minor. The paper advises counselling patients on the risks of the procedure, and acknowledges that one of these is anastomotic leakage.(More)
INTRODUCTION Prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC) via reduction of lifestyle risk factors, and participation in bowel screening are two ways in which public engagement could lower mortality from colorectal cancer. This study examined public awareness of lifestyle risk factors and bowel screening, with determination of the factors affecting this. METHODS(More)
Obturator hernias are rare and are often diagnosed late. This case report discusses an 82-year-old female who had symptoms of subacute bowel obstruction. Following a computed tomography abdomen pelvis, she underwent a laparotomy for an incarcerated right obturator hernia. The hernia was repaired using a single suture and she made a good recovery. A review(More)
INTRODUCTION Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is a technically challenging procedure. This study aims to review the outcomes following surgery carried out in a DGH by two surgeons with experience gained in tertiary centres. MATERIALS AND METHODS All patients undergoing RPC with IPAA were identified from a(More)