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By Comus Whalan

This booklet is a pragmatic handbook for aiding at surgical operations. basic language and diagrams describe either the fundamental rules of surgical helping, and complex ideas wanted within the surgical subspecialities. it is going to support clinical scholars, junior medical professionals and surgical technologists excel at helping at any surgical operation.

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In the first method (a, b), the towel clips are placed so that they grasp the first drape through the second drape. Note how the clips are placed away from the edge of the second drape, creating a flap, which is then folded (as shown by the dotted line) over the clips to conceal them. In the second method (c), no fold is needed. The first and second drapes are simply clipped together at their edges, and the clip tucked under the second drape to conceal it. 48 In all but the smallest operations, after the drapes are secured, some instruments will be placed in position before any incision is made.

G. antireflux surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting with internal thoracic artery). g. repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, hip replacement). 2 of donor tissue (transplant). ■ Reconstruction For example complex musculofascial flap reconstruction after excision of cancer of the upper airway; anastomosis of the terminal ileum to the transverse colon after right hemicolectomy. ■ Haemostasis (‘stopping the bleeding’) In practice, this occurs intermittently throughout the operation. That is, the surgeon usually stops bleeding points soon after they are encountered.

If it was by colonoscopy, read the colonoscopy report. Who did the colonoscopy? Where exactly is the cancer? That is, does the report give a reliable indication of the anatomical site of the cancer? Did the scope pass right to the caecum? (If not, the rest of the colon proximal to the cancer could contain other pathology, such as a second cancer, and will need to be assessed carefully intra-operatively). Has a biopsy confirmed cancer? If no colonoscopy has been done, what investigation diagnosed the cancer?

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