Monthly Archives: November 2012

Closing the book on open cholecystectomy in cirrhosis

Here is my highlight from the December edition of the journal HPB which is out now. Offer most surgeons the opportunity to take out the gall bladder in a patient with cirrhosis and they will run a mile. The perceived wisdom … Continue reading

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Scottish Liver Transplant Unit 20th Celebration

All of the wonderful photographs below were taken by Peter Croan, Financial Director of the National Services Division and clearly an excellent photographer. Yesterday 18th November was the celebration marking the 20 th Anniversary of the foundation of the Scottish … Continue reading

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Flying a kite for liver resection

A simple tip for surgeons and assistants for liver resections. One of my colleagues reminded me that I had described the traction required on the liver during parenchymal transection as “like flying a kite”. I do worry sometimes that my … Continue reading

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