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Lymphoma developing in an ileostomy is an extremely rare complication. The presentation is similar to the commoner, yet still rare, adenocarcinoma but the staging and management of the condition differs.
INTRODUCTION Polymyalgia rheumatica is an increasingly common disease in older people, which gives rise to arthralgia and is mainly treated with corticosteroids. Patients in this age group also have a higher incidence of other co-morbidities including colonic pathology. Corticosteroid usage may mask signs of sepsis or complications secondary to… (More)
n 86 year old women presented with a day's history of sudden onset colicky central abdominal pain associated with several episodes of vomiting, some abdominal distension, and an episode of loose stools. She also gave a week's history of dysuria and increased frequency of micturition. Her bowels were previously regular and normal with no history of rectal… (More)
BACKGROUND The construct validity of fresh human cadaver as a training tool has not been established previously. The aims of this study were to investigate the construct validity of fresh frozen human cadaver as a method of training in minimal access surgery and determine if novices can be rapidly trained using this model to a safe level of performance. … (More)
BACKGROUND Serosal appendicitis is a histopathological diagnosis of an inflammatory reaction on the surface of the appendix caused by an extra appendiceal source of inflammation. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS A retrospective review of a pathology database in a district general hospital identified patients with serosal appendicitis and a preoperative diagnosis of… (More)