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Volume 93, Number 4, May 2011

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Peri-operative care series

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Free Content Peri-operative care series
pp. 265-267(3)
Authors: Shah, Jyoti; Fitz-Henry, Jo

Controversial topics in surgery

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Free Content Presumed consent for organ donation
pp. 268-272(5)
Authors: Koffman, Geoff; Singh, Inderjit; Bramhall, Simon

Reviews

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Free Content Oncoplastic multidisciplinary meetings: a necessity or luxury?
pp. 273-274(2)
Authors: Rusby, Jennifer E; Gough, Jenny; Harris, Paul A; MacNeill, Fiona A

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Free Content Retroperitoneal tumours: review of management
pp. 275-280(6)
Authors: Strauss, Dirk C; Hayes, Andrew J; Thomas, J Meirion

General surgery

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Free Content Measurement issues when assessing quality of life outcomes for different types of hernia mesh repair
pp. 281-285(5)
Authors: Zaborszky, Andras; Gyanti, Rita; Barry, John A; Saxby, Brian K; Bhattacharya, Panchanan; Hasan, Fazal A

Breast surgery

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Free Content Is primary endocrine therapy effective in treating the elderly, unfit patient with breast cancer?
pp. 286-289(4)
Authors: Osborn, G; Jones, M; Champ, C; Gower-Thomas, K; Vaughan-Williams, E

Endocrine surgery

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Free Content Simplified minimally invasive parathyroidectomy: a series of 100 cases and review of the literature
pp. 290-293(4)
Authors: Wong, W; Foo, FJ; Lau, MI; Sarin, A; Kiruparan, P

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Free Content Primary hyperparathyroidism: how many cases are being missed?
pp. 294-296(3)
Authors: Shapey, IM; Jaunoo, SS; Hanson, C; Jaunoo, SR; Thrush, S; Munro, A

Cardiothoracic surgery

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Free Content Satisfaction with conduit harvest site scars in coronary bypass surgery
pp. 297-300(4)
Authors: Hill, CS; Shepherd, J; Birdi, I

Testicular cancer

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Free Content Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for metastatic germ cell tumours
pp. 301-305(5)
Authors: Haldipur, N; Devaraj, S; Shehata, A; Lewis, AK; Smith, MO; Hatton, M; Nassef, A; Beard, JD

Vascular surgery

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Free Content Variations in the anatomical distribution of peripheral vascular disease according to gender
pp. 306-309(4)
Authors: Morris-Stiff, Gareth; Ogunbiyi, Samuel; Rees, Jonathan; Davies, Colin J; Hicks, Eryl; Lewis, Michael H

Orthopaedic surgery

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Free Content Clopidogrel: is a surgical delay necessary in fractured neck of femur?
pp. 310-313(4)
Authors: Nwachuku, Iheanyi C; Jones, Morgan; Clough, Timothy M

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Free Content Hip resurfacing revision rates: radiological audit of risk factors
pp. 314-316(3)
Authors: Ramisetty, N; Krishnan, KM; Partington, PF

CORESS feedback

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pp. 318-320(3)

Technical Section: Technical notes and tips. Edited by Bruce Campbell

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Free Content Suction drain using a drip-giving set: a simple and cheap technique
pp. 321-321(1)
Authors: Eldirdiri, Sami; Osman, Khalid A; Almushly, Rehab; Nugud, Omar

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Free Content Replacing the suprapubic catheter that has 'fallen out'
pp. 322-322(1)
Authors: Willis, Susan; Montgomery, Bruce

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Free Content Laparoscopic reinsertion/exchanges of peritoneal dialysis catheters using the modified Y-TEC® system
pp. 322-323(2)
Authors: Bagul, A; Firmin, LC; Thiyagarajan, U Mathuram; Nicholson, ML

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Free Content An innovative technique for removal of a broken intramedullary hip screw
pp. 323-324(2)
Authors: Runau, F; Bloch, B; Green, T

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Free Content 'Bale hook' needle mount and suturing techniques
pp. 325-325(1)
Authors: Patel, ST; Vesey, SG

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Free Content A simple technique to avoid blockage of the suction system in laparoscopic procedures
pp. 326-326(1)
Authors: Balamoun, Hany; Doughan, Samer; Akhtar, Mansoor

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Free Content A temporary solution to light source failure in proctoscopy/rigid sigmoidoscopy
pp. 327-327(1)
Authors: Beamish, AJ; Foster, JJ; Appleton, B

Book Reviews

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pp. 329-332(4)

Letters and comments

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Free Content Comment on: The role of the chest x-ray for the acute abdomen in the 21st century
pp. 333-333(1)
Authors: Saha, AK; Ibrahim, M; Aldoori, MI

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Free Content Comment on: Hand-held device for smoke extraction
pp. 333-333(1)
Author: Ali-Khan, Ahmed S

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Free Content Relative risk
pp. 334-334(1)
Authors: Davies, Ll; Blackshaw, G

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Free Content Comment on: General anaesthetics: why have two when one will do?
pp. 334-334(1)
Authors: Cox, Adam; Jenkins, Bryan

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Free Content Comment on: Bare below the elbows
pp. 335-335(1)
Author: Greatorex, RA

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Free Content Comment on: Surgical treatment of ingrown toenails in children
pp. 336-336(1)
Authors: Farrelly, PJ; Minford, J; Jones, MO

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Free Content Comment on: Minimising perioperative homologous blood transfusions
pp. 336-336(1)
Authors: Aning, JJ; McGrath, JS

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Free Content Comment on: Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis following hip arthroplasty
pp. 337-337(1)
Authors: Withers, D; Toolan, C; Cope, M

Online Case Reports

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Free Content Isolated right testicular pain for six days: an unusual presentation of occult abdominal aortic aneurysm leak
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Authors: Forsythe, Rachael O; Lavin, Victoria; Fraser, Simon CA; McNeill, Alan

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Free Content Primary extraskeletal osteosarcoma of the seminal vesicle: a case report and literature review
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Authors: Choi, Jae Duck; La Choi, Yoon; Kim, Hong Seok; Seo, Seong Il; Jeon, Seong Soo; Lee, Hyun Moo; Jeong, Byong Chang

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Free Content Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting as a chronic leg ulcer: the importance of repeat tissue biopsy
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Authors: Khan, Junaid Alam; Usman, Farooq; Abbasi, Shaista; Shoab, Syed Sulaiman

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Free Content Management of median arcuate ligament syndrome in patients who require pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Authors: Whistance, Robert N; Shah, Vallari; Grist, Emily R; Shearman, Clifford P; Pearce, Neil W; Odurny, Allan; Stedman, Brian; Johnson, Colin D

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Free Content Spontaneous psoas abscess: presenting with phlegmasia cerulea dolens
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Authors: Dhaliwal, Jagwinder; Jayatunga, Ajanta

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Free Content A case of widespread aortic thrombosis secondary to acute severe pancreatitis
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Authors: Mishreki, Andrew P; Bowles, Matthew J

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Free Content Coil migration – a rare complication of endovascular exclusion of visceral artery pseudoaneurysms and aneurysms
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Authors: Skipworth, JRA; Morkane, C; Raptis, DA; Kennedy, L; Johal, K; Pendse, D; Brennand, DJ; Olde Damink, S; Malago, M; Shankar, A; Imber, C

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