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The surgical management of bowel cancer

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David Mitchell, Arcot.K.Venkatsubramaniam
Foundation Years Journal, volume 6, issue 7, p.44 (123Doc Education, London, July 2012)


Management of bowel obstruction secondary to cancer can be challenging. A
patient with an obstructing bowel cancer is presented in detail. This patient's
management is used to illustrate management of a complex obstructing
bowel cancer. Aspects discussed include aims of treatment, assessment of
disease and choice of appropriate surgical management.

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David Mitchell

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital


Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital


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