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The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England is the official journal of the College and is published eight times a year in January, March, April, May, July, September, October and November. The main aim of the journal is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed papers that relate to all branches of surgery.

The Annals also includes letters and comments, a regular technical section, NICE news, controversial topics, CORESS feedback, book reviews and the best trainee presentations from England and Wales. The editorial board is composed of members of the College Council and experts from across the surgical specialties.

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Publisher: The Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Volume 88, Number 3, May 2006

Editorials

Free Content CORESS – A confidential reporting system for surgery
pp. 249-251(3)
Authors: Lewis, Adam; Taylor, Irving

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Free Content More issues per year
pp. 251-251(1)
Author: Taylor, Irving

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Reviews

Free Content The management of incisional hernia
pp. 252-260(9)
Author: Kingsnorth, Andrew

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Free Content Consent in surgery
pp. 261-264(4)
Author: Wheeler, Robert

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Controversial topics in surgery

Free Content Coronary artery stenosis
pp. 265-269(5)
Author: Weir, Ian

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e-Letters - new additions

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New on-line only case reports

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Gastrointestinal

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Free Content A prospective audit of early pain and patient satisfaction following out-patient band ligation of haemorrhoids
pp. 275-279(5)
Authors: Watson, NFS; Liptrott, S; Maxwell-Armstrong, CA

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Urology

Free Content The management of aspirin in transurethral prostatectomy: current practice in the UK
pp. 280-283(4)
Authors: Enver, Mohamed Khalid; Hoh, Ivan; Chinegwundoh, Frank I

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Free Content PSA testing: are patients aware of what lies ahead?
pp. 284-288(5)
Authors: Lamplugh, Marc; Gilmore, Paul; Quinlan, Timothy; Cornford, Philip

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Orthopaedics

Free Content Improving hand-washing performance – a crossover study of hand-washing in the orthopaedic department
pp. 289-291(3)
Authors: Macdonald, Duncan JM; McKillop, Elisabeth CA; Trotter, Sylvia; Gray, Alastair JR

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Free Content Letters and notes in orthopaedic surgery
pp. 292-296(5)
Authors: Hook, Samantha E; Banister, Gordon C; Topliss, Claire; Webb, Jonathan

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Free Content Above-knee versus below-knee stockings in total knee arthroplasty
pp. 302-305(4)
Authors: Williams, LA; Owen, TD

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Surgical Oncology

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Cardiovascular

Trauma

Free Content Audit of doctors' knowledge of major incident policies
pp. 313-315(3)
Authors: Carr, ERM; Chatrath, P; Palan, P

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Technical Section: Technical Notes & Tips

Free Content Technical Notes & Tips
pp. 316-322(7)
Author: Campbell, Bruce

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Trainees' presentations

Free Content Trainees' presentations
pp. 323-324(2)
Author: de Cossart, Linda

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Selected internet viewings

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Erratum

Free Content Protection of the femoral head in acetabular revision
pp. 332-332(1)
Authors: Mullins, MM; Marmorat, JL; Judet, T

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Book Reviews

Free Content Book Reviews
pp. 333-335(3)

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Letters and comments

Free Content Authors' Response
pp. 336-337(2)
Author: Wilson, JR

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Free Content Comment on: Alternative swabs
pp. 337-337(1)
Authors: Scott, MA; Atkin, G; Foley, RJ

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Free Content Comment on: The use of the laryngeal mask in surgical tracheostomy
pp. 337-338(2)
Authors: Clark, MH; Ball, DR

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Free Content Comment on: Percutaneous tracheostomy
pp. 338-338(1)
Author: Thomas, Martin H

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Free Content Author's Response
pp. 338-338(1)
Author: Pracy, JPM

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Online Case Reports

Free Content Spontaneous mesenteric haematoma: a diagnostic challenge
pp. W1-W3(3)
Authors: Gomez, D; Rahman, SH; Guillou, PJ

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Free Content Rare presentation of Boerhaave's syndrome – a tale of the unexpected
pp. W4-W6(3)
Authors: Harris, AM; Lucey, R; Deshpande, S; Muench, C; Weber, B; Wynne, KS

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Free Content Necrotising fasciitis secondary to locally advanced rectal cancer
pp. W7-W9(3)
Authors: Woodcock, NP; Sebag-Montefiore, D; Mannion, RA; Alexander, DJ; Miller, GV

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