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Vol 53, No 1 (2015)

  • Stent graft repair of subclavian and axillary vascular injuries
  • Influence of diabetes mellitus on early outcome following carotid endarterectomy
  • Tranexamic acid use in the trauma setting
  • Lessons learned from the endovascular management of blunt thoracic aortic injuries
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: Are anatomical anomalies significant?
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Vol 53, No 2 (2015)

  • System delays in breast cancer
  • Treatment outcomes of breast carcinoma
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Quilting after mastectomy significantly reduces seroma formation
  • The incidence of oesophageal cancer
  • Chronic exertional compartment syndrome
  • Frontal sinus surgery


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Vol 52, No 4 (2014)

  • Predicting the need for relaparotomy in severe intra-abdominal sepsis secondary to complicated appendicitis
  • Exposure to key surgical procedures during specialist general surgical training in South Africa
  • An audit of trauma-related mortality in a provincial capital in South Africa
  • Propeller flaps for lower-limb trauma
  • Regional anaesthesia for cleft lip surgery in a developing world setting
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Vol 52, No 3 (2014)

  • What do South African general surgeons think about their postgraduate training?
  • Serum lipase – the laboratory test of choice for suspected acute pancreatitis
  • Intraoperative examination of sentinel lymph nodes using scrape cytology
  • Tracheal resection for laryngotracheal stenosis
  • Clinical (non-histological) diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer


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Vol 51, No 4 (2013)

  • The rise and fall of CA 19-9 
  • Endoscopic management of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy 
  • Understanding the contribution of human error to adverse surgical events 
  • How should we use pre-operative biliary drainage in operable severe obstructive jaundice? 
  • Patterns of injury in road crash victims 
  • Intra-orbital knife blade foreign bodies 
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Vol 51, No 3 (2013)

  • Developing quality metrics for surgical services
  • Base deficit as an early marker of coagulopathy in trauma
  • Firearm injuries to children: Impact of the 2004 Firearms Control Act
  • Open globe injuries at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
  • Diverting colostomies in paediatric peri-anal burns
  • The scope of plastic surgery
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Vol 51, No 2 (2013)

• Inherited colorectal cancer: Plea for a national registry
• Improving pre-operative diagnosis of thyroid cancer
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn wound infection in a dedicated burns unit
• Laparoscopic splenectomy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura
• Is it necessary to use all the components of the modified triple test to evaluate breast masses in young women?


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Abstracts: Annual Meetings of the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa

Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa
39th Annual Meeting, 23 - 24 June 2011
40th Annual Meeting, 12 - 13 July 2012

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