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 6, September 2010

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Leading Article

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Free Content Nicorandil ulcer: moves beyond the mucosa
pp. 451-452(2)
Authors: Patel, Girish K; Harding, Keith G

Review

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Free Content Healthcare associated infection: novel strategies and antimicrobial implants to prevent surgical site infection
pp. 453-458(6)
Authors: Leaper, David; McBain, Andrew J; Kramer, Axel; Assadian, Ojan; Sanchez, Jose Luis Alfonso; Lumio, Jukka; Kiernan, Martin

Controversial Topics in Surgery. Edited by Tom Dehn

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Free Content Management of osteoarthritis of the knee
pp. 459-462(4)
Authors: Price, Andrew; Allum, Robin

General Surgery

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Free Content Diverticular fistulation is associated with nicorandil usage
pp. 463-465(3)
Authors: McDaid, James; Reichl, Claire; Hamzah, Ihsan; Fitter, Samantha; Harbach, Laura; Savage, Adrian P

New online only Case Reports and Abstracts – September listing

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Free Content The effects of a non-operative multimodal programme on osteoarthritis of the knee
pp. 467-471(5)
Authors: Patel, Shelain; Hossain, Fahad S; Paton, Bruce; Haddad, Fares S

FastTrack papers – September listing

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Orthopaedic Surgery

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Free Content An audit of the role of vitamin K in the reversal of International Normalised Ratio (INR) in patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture
pp. 473-476(4)
Authors: Bhatia, Maneesh; Talawadekar, Gautam; Parihar, Sailendra; Smith, Andrew

Trauma Surgery

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Free Content Systematic review of blunt abdominal trauma as a cause of acute appendicitis
pp. 477-482(6)
Authors: Toumi, Zaher; Chan, Anthony; Hadfield, Matthew B; Hulton, Neil R

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Free Content Nailbed repair and patient satisfaction in children
pp. 483-485(3)
Authors: Pearce, S; Colville, RJI

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Free Content Avoiding cavity surgery in penetrating torso trauma: the role of the computed tomography scan
pp. 486-488(3)
Authors: Smith, JE; Midwinter, M; Lambert, AW

Maxillofacial Surgery

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Free Content Osteonecrosis of jaws related to intravenous bisphosphonates: the experience of a Jordanian teaching hospital
pp. 489-494(6)
Authors: Baqain, Zaid H; Sawair, Faleh A; Tamimi, Zaid; Bsoul, Nazzal; Al Edwan, Ghazi; Almasad, Jamal K; Abbadi, Abdalla A

Vascular Surgery

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Free Content Recognising anaemia and malnutrition in vascular patients with critical limb ischaemia
pp. 495-498(4)
Authors: Shah, M; Martin, A; Myers, B; MacSweeney, S; Richards, T

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Free Content Extra-anatomical bypass grafting – a single surgeon's experience
pp. 499-502(4)
Authors: Appleton, ND; Bosanquet, D; Morris-Stiff, G; Ahmed, H; Sanjay, P; Lewis, MH

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Free Content Internal or external wall diameter for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening?
pp. 503-505(3)
Authors: Thapar, A; Cheal, D; Hopkins, T; Ward, S; Shaloub, J; Yusuf, SW

FastTrack papers – September listing

Breast Surgery

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Free Content A further survey of surgical management of the axilla in UK breast cancer patients
pp. 506-511(6)
Authors: Glynn, Ronan W; Williams, Linda; Dixon, J Michael

Dental Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Free Content Comparative outcome of oesophagogastric cancer in younger patients
pp. 515-518(4)
Authors: Mehta, Samir P; Bailey, Diana; Davies, Nick

Urology

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Free Content Mechanisms of recurrence of Ta/T1 bladder cancer
pp. 519-524(6)
Authors: Bryan, Richard T; Collins, Stuart I; Daykin, Mark C; Zeegers, Maurice P; Cheng, KK; Wallace, D Michael A; Sole, Graham M

NICE news in the annals

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Free Content NICE news in the annals
pp. 525-528(4)

Technical Section: Technical Notes & Tips. Edited by Bruce Campbell

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Free Content Pharyngojejunal tubes for feeding after upper gastrointestinal surgery: the way forward
pp. 529-529(1)
Authors: Behranwala, Kasim A; Fullard, Mark; Livingstone, Jeremy I

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Free Content Whole gut intubation splinting – last refuge for the surgically desperate?
pp. 529-530(2)
Authors: Al Sarakbi, W; Bentley, PG

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Free Content Simple technique for retraction of the gallbladder in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
pp. 530-531(2)
Authors: Balamoun, Hany; Marzouk, Deya

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Free Content Arthroscopic knee washout
pp. 531-532(2)
Authors: Ardolino, A; Nicholls, A; Crook, TB

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Free Content An alternative technique for mesh repair of an incisional hernia
pp. 532-532(1)
Authors: Pantling, AZ; Aldean, H; Nehra, D

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Free Content A safe technique for olecranon osteotomy
pp. 532-533(2)
Authors: Marsh, Martin; Patel, Neil; Limb, David

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Free Content Seton sutures for leg ulcers associated with fistulous tracts
pp. 533-533(1)
Authors: Lane, Tristan RA; Shalhoub, Joseph; Franklin, Oan J

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Free Content Quantitative banding for steal syndrome secondary to arteriovenous fistulae
pp. 534-534(1)
Authors: Jackson, KL; Charpentier, KP

Book Reviews

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Free Content Book Reviews
pp. 535-536(2)

Letters and comments

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Free Content Pancreatic cancer in the media: the Swayze shift
pp. 537-538(2)
Authors: Williamson, James ML; Hocken, David B

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Free Content Comment on: Operative tourniquets
pp. 538-539(2)
Authors: Burke, Frank D; Heras-Palou, Carlos

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Free Content Comment on: Testing the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis – Comment 1
pp. 539-539(1)
Author: Templeton-Ward, Oliver

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Free Content Comment on: Testing the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis – Comment 2
pp. 539-539(1)
Authors: Newman, SDS; Baghla, DPS

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Free Content Comment on: The 'defensibility' of surgical injuries
pp. 539-540(2)
Author: Wheeler, Robert

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Free Content Authors' Response
pp. 540-540(1)
Author: Scurr, John H

On-Line Case Reports

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Free Content Traumatic arterial spasm causing transient limb ischaemia: a genuine clinical entity
pp. W3-W4(2)
Authors: Peach, G; Antoniou, GA; El Sakka, K; Hamady, M

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Free Content Neuroendocrine carcinoma arising within a retroperitoneal mature teratoma
pp. W5-W8(4)
Authors: Scott, Alice L; Abbassi-Ghadi, Nima; Archer, Charles MG; Swamy, Rajiv; Gupta, Sanjay

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Free Content Colonic diverticulitis in the neck: a late complication of laryngopharyngectomy surgery
pp. W11-W13(3)
Authors: Blencowe, NS; Hari, CK; Porter, GC

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Free Content The role of Nicorandil in non-healing surgical wounds
pp. W16-W18(3)
Authors: Riddell, AD; Minhas, U; Williams, GL; Harding, KJ

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Free Content Femoral sheath lipoma causing venous obstruction syndrome
pp. W21-W22(2)
Authors: Day, Andrew; Thomas, Paul

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Free Content Appendicitis in an incisional hernia after radical nephrectomy: a case report
pp. W23-W24(2)
Authors: Al-Hadithy, Nawfal; Erotocritou, Paul; Portou, Mark J; Hamilton, Hamish

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Free Content Acute pancreatitis following adder bite in the UK: a case report
pp. W25-W26(2)
Authors: Pande, R; Khan, HN

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Free Content An unusual case of chronic anal pain – a pin in the bum?
pp. W27-W28(2)
Authors: Critchley, Adam Charles; Holtham, Stephen John

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Free Content Ileocaecal intussusception secondary to metastatic phyllodes tumour of the breast
pp. W29-W30(2)
Authors: Morcos, Basem B; Baker, Bilal; Hashem, Sameh A

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Free Content Mesenteric panniculitis in Merseyside: a case series and a review of the literature
pp. W31-w34(4)
Authors: Nicholson, JA; Smith, D; Diab, M; Scott, MH

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Free Content 'The ins and outs of abdominal pain': a case report of a transomental internal hernia
pp. W35-W36(2)
Authors: Choong, Andrew MTL; Carney, Leanne; Beaconsfield, Tina; Shorvon, Philip J; Bhutiani, Rajinder P

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Free Content Acute superior vena cava obstruction following Ivor–Lewis oesophagectomy
pp. W37-W38(2)
Authors: Hay, A; Hamouda, A; Bland, N; Rohatgi, A; Botha, A

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Free Content Life-threatening haemorrhage secondary to nicorandil-induced severe peri-anal ulceration
pp. W39-W40(2)
Authors: Mosley, F; Bhasin, N; Davies, JB; Ausobsky, JR

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Free Content Penetrating knife injury to the frontal lobe – a case report
pp. W41-W42(2)
Authors: Gulati, Aakshay; Srinivasan, Badri; Hunter, Roger; Flood, Timothy R

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Free Content Covered metallic stents for the palliation of colovesical fistula
pp. W43-W45(3)
Authors: Ahmad, Mukhtar; Nice, Colin; Katory, Mark

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Free Content Appendiceal intussusception mistaken for a polyp at colonoscopy: case report and review of literature
pp. W46-W48(3)
Authors: Salehzadeh, Alireza; Scala, Andrea; Simson, Jay NL

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