Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management


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Mustafa Farhad, MBChB, CABS, MRCS, Bassam Alkari, MD, FRCS
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 7, p.26 (123Doc Education, London, July 2012)


Pancreatico-duodenectomy is a common surgical procedure performed in specialist hepato-biliary units. The aim of the article is to highlight the pre-, peri- and post-operative work up and care of surgical patients presenting with lesions in the head of the pancreas and peri-ampullary region requiring surgical resection. The focus is to assist foundation doctors to appreciate specific aspects of patient-care pertinent to this type of specialist surgery.

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Mustafa Farhad, MBChB, CABS, MRCS

Core Trainee 2 in Surgery

Bassam Alkari, MD, FRCS (Corresponding author)

Consultant HPB Surgeon & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Department of Surgery
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


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198(5): 722-731.


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