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Volume 94, Number 6, September 2012

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

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

Free Content Technique for central aortic cannulation in extensive aortic dissection
pp. 439-439(1)
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Free Content A simple technique for suturing inside the nose
pp. 440-440(1)
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Free Content A simple suturing technique to close arthroscopy portal wounds
pp. 441-441(1)
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Free Content Fluid management in wound care
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Free Content The use of double abdominal braces in knee replacement
pp. 442-443(2)
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Free Content Laparoscopic enteropexy for prolapsing ileostomy
pp. 445-445(1)
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Free Content The supine position for elbow surgery
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Free Content Spontaneous resolution of an inferior epigastric artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to surgical drain placement
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Free Content Pinworm infection masquerading as colorectal liver metastasis
pp. 195E-197E(3)
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Free Content Rectal impalement injury through the pelvis, abdomen and thorax
pp. 201E-203E(3)
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