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General Surgical Emergencies

  • Nikhil Pawa
  • Timothy Hammett
  • Tan Arulampalam
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Abstract

General surgery is the largest surgical subspecialty, and, as such, all junior trainees are expected to pass through general surgical placements during their rotations. In addition, many general surgical emergencies manifest themselves in patients in other surgical specialties, as well as in medical wards and in the accident and emergency setting. Hence, general surgical conditions are extremely common, and dealt with by all trainees throughout their surgical training.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Small Bowel Obstruction Acute Cholecystitis Common Bile Duct Stone Acute Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryWatford General HospitalHertfordshireUK
  2. 2.Centre for Spinal Studies and SurgeryQueens Medical CentreNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Department of Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgery, Iceni CentreColchester Hospital University NHS Foundation TrustEssexUK

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