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AAGBI Annual Congress

Date: 26/09/2018 8:00 -28/09/2018 16:00 (Read more for further details) Location: Dublin (Read more for further details)
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Case study 26/10/2017

Problematic Anaesthetic

Problematic Anaesthetic

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Mrs B was a 57-year-old lady with a past history of breast cancer treated with mastectomy and adjuvant therapy. She re-presented to her consultant breast surgeon, Mr F, three years after the original surgery with a worrying 2cm lump in the vicinity of her mastectomy scar.

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30/07/2013

A problem shared: Dealing with critical incidents in anaesthetics

A problem shared: Dealing with critical incidents in anaesthetics

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In anaesthetics things can go wrong very quickly. It is up to anaesthetists to work out quickly what has caused a patient to deteriorate and act quickly to prevent harm occurring to the patient. In this interesting podcast, consultant anaesthetist and MPS medicolegal adviser Dr John Adams explores the key elements of our featured case report 'A problem shared'.

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Case report 01/05/2008

We don’t talk anymore

We don’t talk anymore

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Mr Y, a 35-year-old marine engineer, was undergoing surgery in the posterior compartment of the thigh to treat a congenital vascular lesion. Mr O, consultant vascular surgeon, was carrying out the procedure. The lesion was closely related to the sciatic nerve and some of its branches, and Mr O was hoping to avoid damaging the sciatic bundle, if possible.

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Case report 01/01/2008

A sticky situation

A sticky situation

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Mr R was a healthy 17-year-old student who suffered with a severe form of palmar hyperhidrosis. Mr R’s GP referred him to Mr F, a cardiothoracic surgeon. Following discussion about possible alternative treatment, Mr R was very keen on the surgical option, so Mr F placed him on the waiting list for a right-sided transthoracic endoscopic sympathectomy.

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Case report 01/08/2004

Spinal cord infarction

Spinal cord infarction

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Mrs D had suffered with degenerative disease of her entire spine for some time. Since the early 1990s she had been seeing Dr M, pain specialist and consultant anaesthetist, privately. In 1998, Mrs D underwent a Cloward’s cervical spinal-fusion procedure under the care of a neurosurgeon. In June of the same year she went back to Dr M, asking to see him as an emergency.

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