M. S. Nixon

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Despite the introduction of stents for large bowel obstruction, many patients still require an emergency laparotomy. 1 The colon is often de-compressed using a Savage or pool sucker. A Robinson drain provides an effective alternative. Extra side holes are cut in the drain, which is then connected to suction. It can be inserted through the terminal ileum(More)
Background. Patients presenting with superficial abscesses are often regarded as low priority and given a less efficient service. Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of emergency treatment of superficial abscesses and to identify areas for service improvement. Method. A retrospective case review of patients admitted to Derriford(More)
Appropriate management of appendix mass is based on an accurate diagnosis of the underlying pathology. This is a report of a complex patient presenting with an appendix mass, whose surgery was deferred due to severe co-morbidities and who later died from severe metastatic disease. A 65-year-old lady presented with right iliac fossa pain and a mass. She was(More)
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