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Familial adenomatous polyposis
Surgical management and advances in understanding at a molecular level are discussed, as well as the problems relating to screening for FAP and the implications of the new knowledge are discussed.
Hartmann procedure revisited.
Hartmann's procedure remains a safe and suitable option in patients with left sided colonic emergencies and secondary restoration of continuity for left-sided colonic disease.
Ischemic Complications in Pedicle, Free, and Muscle Sparing Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flaps for Breast Reconstruction
A trend for decreased flap blood supply when more muscle is preserved and less number of perforators are used with a constant tissue volume was observed, and the free TRAM flap demonstrated lower ischemic complications than the pedicle TRAM.
Subungal melanoma
Subungal melanoma is a rare condition associated with a poor prognosis, with a 10–30% 5 year survival usually attributed to the delay in diagnosis.
Benign lymphangioma of the jejunal mesentery: an unusual cause of small bowel obstruction.
The unusual case of small bowel obstruction caused by benign lymphangioma in a middle aged woman is presented.
Secondary haemorrhage after rubber band ligation of haemorrhoids in patients taking clopidogrel--a cautionary note.
Rubber band ligation (RBL) of symptomatic internal haemorrhoids, a technique refined by Barron' in the early 1960's, is a well-tolerated and effective procedure which can be performed in an
Wavelet Applications VIII
Maximizing Chemoprophylaxis Against Venous Thromboembolism in Abdominoplasty Patients With the Use of Preoperative Heparin Administration
The use of preoperative chemoprophylaxis in patients undergoing abdominoplasty can be done without an increase in bleeding complications or overall complication rate.
Rigid endoscopy under general anaesthesia is safe for chronic injection sclerotherapy
It is concluded that chronic injection sclerotherapy using rigid oesophagoscopy under general anaesthesia is both safe and effective.