Tag Archives: surgical training

Practical information for Online Surgery Masters courses in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Surgery group have developed a number of distance learning courses in surgery through the initiative of Professor James Garden.  Applications for this academic year are now closed but if you are considering applying for next year this article … Continue reading

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Dunking pancreatic anastomosis

This is a technical description of how I do a dunking anastomosis for reconstruction of a pancreaticoduodenectomy in  a patient with a soft pancreas and/or very small duct. The drawings are beyond my ability with powerpoint so apologies for the … Continue reading

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The Y, the T and the backward 7 of portal veins

I previously wrote a blog around rotation of the porta hepatis and the conformational changes that this can cause. Changes in the volume of relative components of the liver can also cause changes in the main portal venous trunk. This … Continue reading

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Selective or total inflow occlusion? You be the judge

This is my latest highlight from the journal HPB The best way to control bleeding during the parenchymal transection phase of liver resection remains controversial. Using a selective approach to vascular inflow occlusion has the benefit of avoiding ischemia to … Continue reading

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Ultrasound based diagnosis of jaundice.

This is a really simple way to teach medical students or junior doctors about diagnosing jaundice. Obviously they should take a history and examine the patient but when we are talking about diagnosis of jaundice this question usually comes along. … Continue reading

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Avoiding inadvertent injury to the ampulla or distal bile duct during duodenal surgery

Every year we see a few cases where a patient has become yellow a few days after emergency surgery for a bleeding ulcer or trauma surgery involving the duodenum. The reason is usually a well meaning stitch to under-run an … Continue reading

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Preparing for a research fellowship interview part 2

This follows on directly from Preparing for a research fellowship interview part 1 Introducing your project There are a number of different ways to do this and you may need to take a lead from the chair or interviewer who … Continue reading

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