Students of Surgery

MARTIN BRAND  |  Series , ±18 min episodes total time 9 hr 05 min  | 
An overview of surgical topics aimed at medical students coming to their clinical surgery rotations, as well as refreshers for early career medical doctors working in surgical departments. These podcasts provide core knowledge of topics, providing a platform to commence deeper learning.

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HPB Obstructive jaundice

Obstructive jaundice occurs as a result of a bile duct blockage resulting in bile not being able to flow from the liver into the duodenum.
Following an adequate history and clinical examination a patient should have an abdominal ultrasound and biochemical tests. Following this a differential diagnosis can be developed and further management planned.

HPB Chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is an irreversible fibro-inflammatory disease of the pancreas which commonly presents with abdominal pain, exocrine and or endocrine dysfunction.

Vascular surgery Chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous hypertension caused by reflux, obstruction or calf muscle pump failure commonly results in a spectrum of clinical manifestations and is major cause of morbidity and increased health care costs. Clinical signs range from small, superficial telangiectasia through to large chronic debilitating venous ulcers.

Upper GIT Dysphagia

Dysphagia describes the difficulty in swallowing liquids and/or solids from the mouth to the stomach. It is usually called a symptom of an underlying pathology.
Dysphagia may be progressive in nature, meaning the difficulty in swallowing is initially only for solids and progressively becomes worse ending with an inability to swallow liquids and saliva.

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