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 92, Number 3, April 2010

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Editorial

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Free Content Streamlining the FastTrack
pp. 181-181(1)
Author: Johnson, Colin D

Review

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Free Content Evolution of imaging for abdominal perforation
pp. 182-188(7)
Authors: Singh, JP; Steward, MJ; Booth, TC; Mukhtar, H; Murray, D

Legal reviews

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Free Content Legal implications of tissue
pp. 189-192(4)
Authors: Lucassen, Anneke; Wheeler, Robert

Breast Surgery

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Free Content Immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy: what are the long-term prospects?
pp. 193-197(5)
Authors: Rusby, Jennifer E; Waters, Ruth A; Nightingale, Peter G; England, David W

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Free Content Minimally invasive excision of gynaecomastia – a novel and effective surgical technique
pp. 198-200(3)
Authors: Qutob, O; Elahi, B; Garimella, V; Ihsan, N; Drew, PJ

General Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Free Content Prospective evaluation of a selective approach to cholangiography for suspected common bile duct stones
pp. 206-210(5)
Authors: Horwood, James; Akbar, Fayaz; Davis, Katherine; Morgan, Richard

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Free Content Impact of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for colon cancer
pp. 211-217(7)
Authors: Abdel-Halim, MRE; Moore, HM; Cohen, P; Dawson, P; Buchanan, GN

Urology

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Free Content One-stage tubeless antegrade ureteric stenting: a safe and cost-effective option?
pp. 218-224(7)
Authors: Chitale, Sudhanshu; Raja, Vaiyapuri; Hussain, Nabeel; Saada, Janak; Girling, Simon; Irving, Stuart; Cockburn, JF

Hepatobiliary Surgery

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Free Content Evaluation of the introduction of a standardised protocol for the staging and follow-up of colorectal cancer on resection rates for liver metastases
pp. 225-230(6)
Authors: Tiernan, J; Briggs, CD; Irving, GRB; Swinscoe, MT; Peterson, M; Cameron, IC

New online case reports

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Orthopaedic Surgery

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Free Content Temporal trends in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty surgery: results from a UK regional joint register, 1991–2004
pp. 231-235(5)
Authors: Ibrahim, T; Bloch, B; Esler, CN; Abrams, KR; Harper, WM

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Free Content Treating the boxer's fracture in Wales: a postal survey
pp. 236-239(4)
Authors: Jones, Rhidian; Burdett, Sadie; Jefferies, Matthew; Guha, Abhijit R

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Free Content The triceps–flexor carpi ulnaris (TRIFCU) approach to the elbow
pp. 240-242(3)
Authors: Deakin, DE; Deshmukh, SC

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Free Content Understanding of intra-operative tourniquets amongst orthopaedic surgeons and theatre staff – a questionnaire study
pp. 243-245(3)
Authors: Sadri, Amir; Braithwaite, Ian J; Abdul-Jabar, Hani B; Sarraf, Khaled M

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Free Content Assessing the adequacy of procedure-specific consent forms in orthopaedic surgery against current methods of operative consent
pp. 246-249(4)
Authors: Barritt, Andrew W; Clark, Laura; Teoh, Victoria; Cohen, Adam MM; Gibb, Paul A

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Free Content The use and abuse of abbreviations in orthopaedic literature
pp. 250-252(3)
Authors: Kilshaw, Michael J; Rooker, Jemma; Harding, Ian J

FastTrack papers – online ahead of print

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NICE news in the annals

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Free Content NICE news in the annals: Recent NICE Guidance of interest to surgeons
pp. 254-256(3)
Authors: Stegenga, Heather; Patrick, Hannah; Campbell, Bruce

Technical Section: Technical Notes & Tips

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Free Content Technical Section: Technical Notes & Tips
pp. 257-266(10)
Author: Campbell, Bruce

Letters and comments

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Free Content Authors' Response
pp. 267-268(2)
Authors: Wasson, J; Karim, H; Yeo, J; Panesar, J

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Free Content Complication of oesophagoscopy and anticoagulation
pp. 268-268(1)
Authors: Ahmad, Zeeshan; Repanos, Costa; Keogh, Ken

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Free Content Comment: Splenic injury following colonoscopy
pp. 268-268(1)
Author: Shah, PR

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Free Content Author's Response
pp. 269-269(1)
Author: Skipworth, James

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Free Content Comment: Truly Tubeless Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
pp. 269-269(1)
Authors: Cetti, RJ; Keoghane, SR; Walmsley, BH

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Free Content Authors' Response
pp. 270-270(1)
Authors: Grimes, Caris; Harris, Adrian

Online Case Reports

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Free Content Implantation of an intercostal nerve stimulator for chronic abdominal pain
pp. W1-W3(3)
Authors: Johnson, RD; Green, AL; Aziz, TZ

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Free Content Laparoscopic-assisted enteroscopy
pp. W4-W6(3)
Authors: Baker, S; Nisar, A; Paice, AG; Abdulaal, Y

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Free Content Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) positive anal B cell lymphoma: a case report and review of literature
pp. W7-W9(3)
Authors: Siddique, Khurram; Bhandari, Santosh; Harinath, Gandra

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Free Content Primary mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the pancreas
pp. W10-W12(3)
Authors: Bu, Xianmin; Dai, Xianwei

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Free Content Incarcerated lumbar hernia: a rare presentation
pp. W13-W14(2)
Authors: Light, D; Gopinath, B; Banerjee, A; Ratnasingham, K

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Free Content Amoebic-induced ileal stricturing: a case report
pp. W15-W16(2)
Author: Ahmed, Muneer

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Free Content Spontaneous retroperitoneal abscess as the first clinical manifestation of a non-functioning retroperitoneal paraganglioma
pp. W17-W19(3)
Authors: Arrabal-Polo, Miguel Angel; Arrabal-Martin, Miguel; Lopez-Leon, Victor Manuel; Abad-Menor, Felix; Valle-Diaz de la Guardia, Francisco; Mijan-Ortiz, Jose Luis; Zuluaga-Gomez, Armando

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Free Content Pseudomonal breast infection
pp. W20-W22(3)
Authors: Harji, DP; Rastall, S; Catchpole, C; Bright-Thomas, R; Thrush, S

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Free Content Early restoration of intestinal continuity in acute mesenteric ischaemia using Bishop–Koop stoma
pp. W23-W24(2)
Authors: Arsalani-Zadeh, Reza; Kallam, Ramana; Khan, Shakeeb; Macfie, John

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Free Content Gallbladder torsion presenting as chest pain
pp. W25-W26(2)
Authors: Ferguson, Henry John Murray; Bhalerao, Satish

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Free Content Spontaneous retroperitoneal abscess as the first clinical manifestation of a non-functioning retroperitoneal paraganglioma
pp. W17-W19(3)
Authors: Arrabal-Polo, Miguel Angel; Arrabal-Martin, Miguel; Lopez-Leon, Victor Manuel; Abad-Menor, Felix; Valle-Diaz de la Guardia, Francisco; Mijan-Ortiz, Jose Luis; Zuluaga-Gomez, Armando

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Free Content Pseudomonal breast infection
pp. W20-W22(3)
Authors: Harji, DP; Rastall, S; Catchpole, C; Bright-Thomas, R; Thrush, S

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Free Content Early restoration of intestinal continuity in acute mesenteric ischaemia using Bishop–Koop stoma
pp. W23-W24(2)
Authors: Arsalani-Zadeh, Reza; Kallam, Ramana; Khan, Shakeeb; Macfie, John

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Free Content Gallbladder torsion presenting as chest pain
pp. W25-W26(2)
Authors: Ferguson, Henry John Murray; Bhalerao, Satish

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