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Surgical anatomy of reduction mammaplasty: a historical perspective and current concepts 3128 206 0 12 3346
The role of Ki-67 in breast cancer 1450 78 0 10 1538
Serum lipase should be the laboratory test of choice for suspected acute pancreatitis 1428 38 0 30 1496
HIG (SA) Guidelines for the Management of Ventral Hernias 1212 186 0 0 1398
Gastric tricho-wool bezoar in an 18-year-old girl 1022 19 0 12 1053
Impact of COVID-19 on surgical registrars' education and training 714 113 0 154 981
Surgical resident working hours in South Africa 922 34 0 11 967
South African guidelines for receptor radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-PSMA in prostate cancer 752 173 0 41 966
Where are general surgeons located in South Africa? 818 57 0 22 897
Living donor liver transplantation in South Africa: the donor experience 778 54 0 22 854
Macromastia and gigantomastia: efficacy of the superomedial pedicle pattern for breast reduction surgery 696 47 0 101 844
Smartphone, Smart Surgeon, what about a 'Smart Logbook'? 780 32 0 24 836
Surgery for giant tumours of the breast: a 15 year review 702 42 0 15 759
Surgical resources in South Africa: an analysis of the inequalities between the public and private sector 597 86 0 26 709
Prostate cancer at a regional hospital in South Africa: We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg 585 76 0 10 671
Investigating racial differences in clinical and pathological features of prostate cancer in South African men 595 41 0 15 651
Surgical resources in South Africa: a review of the number of functional operating theatres 581 53 0 13 647
Timely diagnosis of vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome - the need for genetic testing and counselling 562 43 0 12 617
Acute appendicitis in South Africa: A systematic review 509 86 0 17 612
Amanita phalloides poisoning: one harvest, three outcomes 520 63 0 21 604
A comparison of four weight estimation systems for paediatric resuscitation 519 53 0 29 601
Metabolic surgery in South Africa: an initial academic hospital experience 465 88 0 25 578
An approach to the transected umbilical vein catheter: a case series 514 42 0 14 570
Hyperlactataemia with acute kidney injury following community assault: cause or effect? 262 262 0 34 558
International medical graduates in South Africa and the implications of addressing the current surgical workforce shortage 509 34 0 12 555
"A tale of two cities." A snapshot survey of neurosurgical procedures performed in public and private sectors in eThekwini 206 316 0 33 555
Supernumerary registrars: are we helping them or are they helping us? 524 30 0 0 554
Computerised Tomographic Angiography (CTA) in extremity trauma - A level one hospital experience 499 34 0 19 552
Barriers to accessing ATLS provider course for junior doctors at a major university hospital in South Africa 506 30 0 13 549
Outcomes of paediatric liver transplant for biliary atresia 448 74 0 24 546
The ectopic posterior pituitary gland 496 24 0 11 531
Fibroadenoma in the axillary accessory breast 458 38 0 33 529
Correlation of white cell count and CRP in acute appendicitis in paediatric patients 392 90 0 38 520
Coverage of extensive tibial bone exposure in burn patients with three local flaps 486 20 0 12 518
Vascularised free lymph node transfer - a procedure for secondary lymphoedema management in South Africa 434 61 0 23 518
Outcome of liver resection for small bowel neuroendocrine tumour metastases 468 30 0 11 509
Axillary lymph node dissection for patients with invasive breast cancer at Charlotte Maxeke and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospitals 406 62 0 40 508
Surgical infections at a regional hospital in Gauteng: reasons for delay to care and profile of pathology 438 40 0 24 502
Experiences of women in survivorship following mastectomy in the Cape Metropole 409 74 0 18 501
Spectrum of disease and outcome of primary amputation for diabetic foot sepsis in rural KwaZulu-Natal 422 40 0 30 492
Breast cancer surgery: when less is more 408 50 0 34 492
The spectrum of animal related injuries managed at a major trauma centre in South Africa 390 73 0 23 486
Scar wars 388 58 0 39 485
Evaluation of locally manufactured patient-specific custom made implants for cranial defects using a silicone mould 398 62 0 23 483
The rise and fall of CA 19-9 456 20 0 0 476
Admissions for post-discharge surgical site infection at a quaternary South African public sector hospital 356 58 0 56 470
Patterned bruising caused by an automobile tyre: An accurate guide to the mechanism of injury 428 35 0 0 463
Knowledge and attitude of patients undergoing lower extremity amputation at RK Khan Hospital, Chatsworth 332 76 0 48 456
Serum alcohol levels correlate with injury severity and resource utilization 409 33 0 12 454
Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: analysis of the variation in final stimulating lead placement based on multi-tract electrode recordings 392 39 0 11 442
Renal artery embolisation: indications and utilisation at Tygerberg Hospital 330 71 0 41 442
Registrar perceptions on general surgical training in South Africa: A report by the South African Society of Surgeons in Training (SASSiT) 389 43 0 9 441
The prevalence of sodium abnormalities in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury patients in a level 1 Trauma unit in Durban 359 66 0 15 440
Laterality of breast cancer at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital 372 44 0 23 439
The College of Nuclear Physicians of South Africa Practice Guidelines on Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in Neuroendocrine Tumours 340 69 0 27 436
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: profile, management and outcome of patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa 301 109 0 26 436
Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn wound infection in a dedicated paediatric burns unit 356 62 0 15 433
The circumareolar approach to gynecomastia and transgender surgery: modifications to provide correct nipple areolar complex position and shape 387 32 0 14 433
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in men with penile carcinoma is associated with increased prevalence of human papilloma virus infection and younger age at presentation 355 55 0 20 430
A one year audit of the Colorectal Unit at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre: 2016–2017 345 62 0 23 430
An audit of trauma-related mortality in a provincial capital in South Africa 349 51 0 22 422
Discrepancy in clinical outcomes of patients with gunshot wounds in car hijacking: a South African experience 308 68 0 44 420
Tuberculous prostatitis: a condition not confined to the immunocompromised 324 51 0 43 418
Quantifying the burden of trauma imaging on the CT scan service at a major trauma centre in South Africa 317 63 0 34 414
Tympanoplasty surgery: a retrospective audit of surgical outcomes at a regional hospital 349 38 0 25 412
The utility of PET-CT in the staging and management of advanced and recurrent malignant melanoma 327 52 0 29 408
Severity of upper-limb panga injuries and infection rates associated with early v. late tendon repair 352 32 0 23 407
The causes of burn wounds among adult patients treated at Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital, Bloemfontein 308 57 0 42 407
Be aware although it's rare! Toxic Shock Syndrome following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septoplasty 368 26 0 10 404
The profile of thyroid cancer in patients undergoing thyroidectomy at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital 323 49 0 31 403
Bioring® gastric banding for obesity in a private South African hospital 321 37 0 42 400
A teenager with ductal carcinoma in situ arising in a fibroadenoma: a case report 351 36 0 11 398
Assessment of the delayed repair of uncomplicated inguinal hernias in infants 307 46 0 42 395
The effect of beliefs about breast cancer on stage and delay to presentation: results from a prospective study in urban South Africa 305 59 0 22 386
Surgical site infection after penetrating abdominal trauma with bowel involvement: a comparison between HIV-seropositive and seronegative patients 289 71 0 26 386
Renal trauma in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit population 283 53 0 49 385
Distal malignant biliary obstruction: a prospective randomised trial comparing plastic and uncovered self-expanding metal stents in the palliation of symptomatic jaundice 296 65 0 20 381
Fournier's gangrene: outcome analysis and prognostic factors 285 73 0 22 380
Sonar guided focused parathyroidectomy under cervical block 326 36 0 11 373
Do iatrogenic serosal injuries result in small bowel perforation in a rabbit model? 334 25 0 10 369
Can an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme improve colorectal cancer outcomes in South Africa? 303 66 0 0 369
Suture material use and procurement: an audit of a public hospital surgical system in Gauteng, South Africa 288 53 0 27 368
Requiem for Nigro or is anal squamous carcinoma still a surgical problem: Abdominoperineal excision rather than a defunctioning stoma? 304 39 0 25 368
Disparity in oesophageal cancer management in South Africa: a comparison between two tertiary centres with special focus on the palliation of dysphagia 279 63 0 26 368
#PlasticSurgery: an overview of the internet presence and utilisation of social media platforms by South African plastic surgeons 226 121 0 18 365
Perforated appendicitis presenting as a thigh abscess: a lethal combination 332 21 0 10 363
Compliance with the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines for early resuscitation does not translate into improved outcomes in patients with surgical sepsis in South Africa 238 79 0 43 360
A comparison of trauma scoring systems for trauma-related injuries presenting to a district-level urban public hospital in Western Cape, South Africa 241 67 0 52 360
An overview of risk factors for recurrent breast cancer 303 46 0 9 358
Inguinal hernia repair in patients under and over 65 years of age: a district general hospital experience 268 45 0 41 354
Do surgeons have a sell-by date? 333 11 0 0 344
An evaluation of mini-laparotomy cholecystectomy in the laparoscopic era: a rural experience 283 45 0 14 342
An overview of penetrating traumatic brain injuries at a major civilian trauma centre in South Africa 268 52 0 22 342
Herbert Otto Penzhorn 128 213 0 0 341
Serotonin syndrome in burns patients 291 39 0 9 339
The scope of plastic surgery 297 19 0 22 338
It's not inside, it's on top! - An unusual cause of right iliac fossa pain 285 40 0 9 334
Oesophageal cancer in Area 2 of Kwazulu-Natal: predictors of late presentation 263 44 0 26 333
Complex bile duct injuries after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a comparative outcomes analysis of patients treated in tertiary private and public health facilities in Cape Town, South Africa 260 44 0 29 333
Open versus laparoscopic appendicectomy in acute appendicitis: results of a district general hospital 257 60 0 15 332
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