Surgery

Recent Submissions

  • An investigation into the causes of intraocular inflammation in HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients in the Western Cape Province, South Africa 

    Smit, Derrick Peter (Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH SUMMARY: The causes of intraocular inflammation are divided into 3 large groups namely infectious, non-infectious and idiopathic. This research project set out to establish the prevalence of these 3 large groups ...

  • Non-operative management for penetrating splenic trauma : how far can we go to save splenic function? 

    Spijkerman, Roy; Teuben, Michel Paul Johan; Hoosain, Fatima; Taylor, Liezel Phyllis; Hardcastle, Timothy Craig; Blokhuis, Taco Johan; Warren, Brian Leigh; Leenen, Luke Petrus Hendrikus (BioMed Central, 2017-07-25)
    Background: Selective non-operative management (NOM) for the treatment of blunt splenic trauma is safe. Currently, the feasibility of selective NOM for penetrating splenic injury (PSI) is unclear. Unfortunately, little is ...

  • Serum lipase should be the laboratory test of choice for suspected acute pancreatitis 

    Hofmeyr, Stefan; Meyer, Carel; Warren, Brian L. (Medpharm Publications, 2014-08)
    Background. Serum lipase and amylase are biochemical analyses used to establish the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP). Despite lipase having been shown internationally to be a more sensitive and specific test, amylase ...

  • Mammographic screening for breast cancer in a resource-restricted environment 

    Apffelstaedt, Justus P.; Dalmayer, Lisa; Baatjes, Karin (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-04)
    Background. Mammographic screening is carried out at public sector hospitals as part of clinical practice. Objective. We report the experience of such screening at Tygerberg Academic Hospital (TBAH), a tertiary referral ...

  • Results of a pilot programme of mammographic breast cancer screening in the Western Cape 

    Apffelstaedt, Justus P.; Hattingh, Retha; Baatjes, Karin; Wessels, Natalie (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2014-04)
    Background. Mammographic screening programmes are now established in developing countries. We present an analysis of the first screening programme in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods. Women aged ≥40 years were identified at ...

  • Young breast cancer patients in the developing world : incidence, choice of surgical treatment and genetic factors 

    Kruger, W. M.; Apffelstaedt, J. P. (Medpharm Publications, 2007-10)
    Carcinoma of the breast is the most common cause of cancer in women in Western society. Although breast cancer occurs predominantly in older premenopausal and postmenopausal women, it also occurs in young women. Literature ...

  • Primary isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma of the colon: a case report 

    Allison, J. G.; Getaz, E. P.; Staples, W. G. (HMPG, 1977-06)
    A 10th case of extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) of the colon is reported. The term 'primary isolated extramedullary plasmacytoma' is preferred to those terms previously used. A broad classification of plasmacytoma of the ...

  • The 2-deoxy-d-glucose-neutral red test and vagotomy : an experimental study 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (HMPG, 1977-09)
    The 2-deoxy-D-glucose neutral red test proved to be successful in assessing completeness of vagotomy in the baboon both intra- and postoperatively. There were no deleterious side-effects and we found that both products ...

  • Oesophagojejunal anastomosis after total gastrectomy 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (HMPG, 1979-08)
    Techniques of oesophagojejunal anastomosis were studied in chacma baboons (Papio ursinus ursinus). End-to-end anastomosis utilizing a Roux-en-Y loop and interrupted silk sutures gave the best results. End-to-side ...

  • Oesophagogastrectomy and total gastrectomy for carcinoma of the stomach : a plea for subdiaphragmatic resection 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1981-11)
    Carcinoma of the stomach which involves the gastro-oesophageal junction or cardia is usually advanced by the time the diagnosis is made; resection is therefore often only palliative in nature. Resection is usually performed ...

  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy in surgical patients 

    Van Rensburg, L. C. J.; Klopper, J. F.; Ellmann, A. (1984-10)
    Hepatobiliary scintigraphy as an investigative procedure has a definite role in the investigation of the surgical patient with various biliary problems. As it outlines the functional anatomy of the biliary tract, it has ...

  • Bolus obstruction of the intestine : case reports 

    Knott-Craig, C. J.; Du Toit, D. F.; Van Schalkwyk, P.; Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1985-06)
    Two cases of intestinal obstruction caused by peaches are reported. In the first case steamed dried peaches were eaten by a 56-year-old woman who had undergone a Billroth I gastrectomy 18 years previously, while in the ...

  • Hepatic abscess in a patient with polycystic liver disease : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Van Schalkwyk, P.; Laker, L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1985-04)
    A patient with a liver abscess and underlying polycystic renal and liver disease is described. The liver abscess was diagnosed on the clinical findings and accurately localized by ultrasonography. Tube drainage and antibiotic ...

  • Congenital choledochal cyst : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Warren, B. L. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1986-07)
    A congenital choledochal cyst presented as an upper abdominal mass in a non-jaundiced woman; at laparotomy total cystectomy was performed and biliary enteric continuity re-established by a hepaticojejunostomy Roux-en-Y ...

  • Left paraduodenal hernia with acute abdominal symptoms : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Pretorius, C. F. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 1986-08)
    A 22-year-old man with an incarcerated left para-duodenal hernia is described. Symptoms included nausea, vomiting, cramp-like abdominal pain and obstipation. A clinical diagnosis of mechanical small-intestinal obstruction ...

  • Alcohol levels in trauma victims 

    Muller, R.; Van Rensburg, L. C. J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1986-11)
    A group of 142 patients injured in motor vehicle accidents or assaults was investigated to ascertain patterns of alcohol usage and blood alcohol levels; 77% were positive for blood alcohol (range 0,01 0,492 g/dl; mean ...

  • Alan Blyth - my halfeeu op Ladismith 

    Van Zyl, J. J. W. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1983-06)
    No abstract available

  • Acute abdomen in a patient with situs inversus : a case report 

    Du Toit, D. F.; Greeff, M. (Health and Medical Publishing Group -- HMPG, 1986-02)
    The case of a man with situs inversus who presented with acute abdomen is reported. Acute left-sided appendicitis was considered before operation, but at laparotomy an omental abscess of unknown aetiology was drained. The ...