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.

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Volume 90, Number 6, September 2008

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Editorial

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Controversial topics in surgery

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Free Content Adjuvant versus neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastases
pp. 452-456(5)
Authors: Malik, Hassan Z.; Khan, Aamir Z.; Toogood, Giles J.; Rees, Myrddin

Review

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Free Content Pruritus ani
pp. 457-463(7)
Authors: Siddiqi, S; Vijay, V; Ward, M; Mahendran, R; Warren, S

Colorectal

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Free Content Telephone follow-up following office anorectal surgery
pp. 464-466(3)
Authors: Fallaize, Rebecca C; Tinline-Purvis, Christine; Dixon, Anthony R; Pullyblank, Anne-Marie

Upper gastrointestinal

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Free Content Workload and resource implications of upper gastrointestinal cancer surgical centralisation in South East Wales
pp. 467-471(5)
Authors: Morgan, MA; Goodson, M; Escofet, X; Clark, GWB; Lewis, WG

Breast

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Vascular

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Free Content Uncomplicated varicose vein surgery in the UK – a postcode lottery?
pp. 474-476(3)
Authors: Nasr, MK; Budd, JS; Horrocks, M

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Free Content Ultrasound surveillance of ectatic abdominal aortas
pp. 477-482(6)
Authors: Devaraj, S; Dodds, SR

Trauma

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Free Content Clinical audit of the management of stable ankle fractures
pp. 483-487(5)
Authors: Jain, Nitin; Symes, Tom; Doorgakant, Ashtin; Dawson, Matt

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Free Content The clinical scaphoid fracture: early computed tomography as a practical approach
pp. 488-491(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Q; Chaudhry, S; Sloan, R; Bhoora, I; Willard, C

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Orthopaedics

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Free Content Do Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTC) impact on specialist registrar training in primary hip and knee arthroplasty?
pp. 492-496(5)
Authors: Clamp, Jonathan A; Baiju, Dean SR; Copas, David P; Hutchinson, James W; Rowles, John M

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Free Content Oswestry Disability Index scoring made easy
pp. 497-499(3)
Authors: Mehra, A; Baker, D; Disney, S; Pynsent, PB

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Free Content The use of warfarin as thromboprophylaxis for lower limb arthroplasty
pp. 500-503(4)
Authors: Dunbar, Mark R; Upadhyay, Piyush K; Karthikeyan, Shanmugam

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Free Content Identification and treatment of anaemia in patients awaiting hip replacement
pp. 504-507(4)
Authors: Rogers, BA; Cowie, A; Alcock, C; Rosson, JW

Neurosurgery

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Free Content Evolution in practice: how has British neurosurgery changed in the last 10 years?
pp. 508-512(5)
Authors: Tarnaris, A; Arvin, B; Ashkan, K

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Free Content The value of interhospital transfer and emergency MRI for suspected cauda equina syndrome: a 2-year retrospective study
pp. 513-516(4)
Authors: Crocker, M; Fraser, G; Boyd, E; Wilson, J; Chitnavis, BP; Thomas, NW

Urology

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Free Content The '2-week wait' rule for referrals for suspected urological cancers – urgent need for refinement of criteria
pp. 517-522(6)
Authors: Hawary, Amr M; Warburton, Hazel E; Brough, Richard J; Collins, Gerald N; Brown, Stephen C; O'Reilly, Patrick H; Adeyoju, Adebanji AB

Technical Section: Technical notes & tips

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Free Content Technical Section: Technical notes & tips
pp. 523-526(4)
Author: Campbell, Bruce

Trainees' presentations

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Free Content Trainees' presentations
pp. 527-528(2)
Author: de Cossart, Linda

Letters and comments

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Free Content Comment on: A cautionary note
pp. 529-529(1)
Author: Bevis, Paul

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Free Content Comment on: Viewing the expiry date on clear plastic vials
pp. 529-529(1)
Authors: Horwood, J; Ramanand, B

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Free Content Comment on: Why not use single-use marker pens?
pp. 530-530(1)
Author: Hocken, David B

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Free Content Comment on: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
pp. 530-530(1)
Authors: Keoghane, SR; Walmsley, BH

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Free Content Comment on: Fogging facemasks
pp. 530-531(2)
Authors: Melton, JTK; Crook, TB; Vingerhoeds, B

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Free Content Response: Originality
pp. 531-531(1)
Author: Campbell, Bruce

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Free Content Comment on: Makeshift mallet splint – neither safe, nor effective
pp. 531-531(1)
Authors: Patel, Nirav; Eckersley, Rupert

e-Letters – new additions

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New on-line only case reports

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Book Reviews

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Free Content Book Reviews
pp. 533-535(3)

Selected internet viewings

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Free Content Selected internet viewings
pp. 536-540(5)
Authors: Gallacher, P; Roach, R; Cola├žo, H; Theodoreli-Riga, C; Markeson, D; Townley, WA; Tadiparthi, S; Shokrollahi, K

Erratum

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Free Content Erratum
pp. 540-540(1)

On-line Case Reports

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Free Content Disparity in the risk stratification of major surgery
pp. W1-W2(2)
Authors: Birchley, D; Carlisle, J; Telford, R; Thompson, JF

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Free Content Cauda equina syndrome versus saddle embolism
pp. W6-W8(3)
Authors: Shaw, A; Anwar, H; Targett, J; Lafferty, K

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Free Content White-out from a Wii: traumatic haemothorax sustained playing Nintendo Wii
pp. W9-W10(2)
Authors: Peek, AC; Ibrahim, T; Abunasra, H; Waller, D; Natarajan, R

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