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Surgical anatomy of reduction mammaplasty: a historical perspective and current concepts 633 38 0 2 673
Serum lipase should be the laboratory test of choice for suspected acute pancreatitis 315 10 0 2 327
Gastric tricho-wool bezoar in an 18-year-old girl 290 3 0 3 296
Macromastia and gigantomastia: efficacy of the superomedial pedicle pattern for breast reduction surgery 232 18 0 34 284
HIG (SA) Guidelines for the Management of Ventral Hernias 248 31 0 0 279
South African guidelines for receptor radioligand therapy (RLT) with Lu-177-PSMA in prostate cancer 200 22 0 2 224
Surgical resident working hours in South Africa 207 11 0 1 219
Dr Timothy P Thulo - MBChB, FCS, MMed- 09 November 1952 - 16 July 2019 20 192 0 0 212
Living donor liver transplantation in South Africa: the donor experience 183 17 0 3 203
Massive left upper abdominal cyst: how to diagnose and what to do 167 15 0 5 187
Randomised controlled trial of intramuscular tramadol versus transdermal buprenorphine patch for early postoperative surgical pain 142 27 0 8 177
Pseudomonas aeruginosa burn wound infection in a dedicated paediatric burns unit 141 12 0 8 161
The spectrum, management and outcome of cellulitis in subtropical South Africa 119 34 0 8 161
Strategies for recovery of a surgical service in the COVID-19 era 129 25 0 5 159
Striking a balance between usability and quality control in electronic health records 130 23 0 6 159
The role of Ki-67 in breast cancer 144 12 0 2 158
Bizarre foreign body of the breast secondary to gender-based violence 126 24 0 8 158
Surgical resources in South Africa: a review of the number of functional operating theatres 132 19 0 6 157
Impact of COVID-19 on surgical specialist training as quantified by trainee complication rates for cataract surgery 127 24 0 5 156
Small bowel intussusception caused by a metastatic testicular germ cell tumour 125 25 0 6 156
Rectosigmoid screwdriver perforation presenting as a strangulated inguinal hernia 123 26 0 6 155
A comparison of invasive lobular carcinoma with other invasive breast cancers at Tygerberg Academic Hospital 124 24 0 5 153
Nipple-areolar complex: commonest site of breast leiomyoma 118 23 0 8 149
A randomised control trial of intraoperative and early outcome in scalpel versus monopolar diathermy for midline abdominal incisions 119 22 0 6 147
Feasibility and impact of a one-stop thyroid clinic in a low- and middle-income country 116 25 0 5 146
Barriers to accessing ATLS provider course for junior doctors at a major university hospital in South Africa 134 6 0 2 142
The ectopic posterior pituitary gland 133 3 0 2 138
Genital labial phyllodes tumour recurring during pregnancy - does pregnancy impact recurrence? 110 22 0 5 137
An audit of clinically triaged women at low risk for breast cancer presenting to the Helen Joseph Mammography Unit 112 19 0 5 136
Requiem for Nigro or is anal squamous carcinoma still a surgical problem: Abdominoperineal excision rather than a defunctioning stoma? 128 2 0 5 135
Timely diagnosis of vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome - the need for genetic testing and counselling 119 9 0 4 132
Where are general surgeons located in South Africa? 113 13 0 3 129
Surgery for giant tumours of the breast: a 15 year review 114 6 0 7 127
Computerised Tomographic Angiography (CTA) in extremity trauma - A level one hospital experience 117 2 0 4 123
Knowledge and attitude of patients undergoing lower extremity amputation at RK Khan Hospital, Chatsworth 96 19 0 8 123
Balloon tube tamponade for variceal bleeding: ten rules for safe usage 110 11 0 0 121
Perforated appendicitis presenting as a thigh abscess: a lethal combination 112 4 0 2 118
The scourge of knife crime: trends in knife-related assault managed at a major centre in South Africa 100 14 0 4 118
Surgical resources in South Africa: an analysis of the inequalities between the public and private sector 103 9 0 4 116
Acute appendicitis in South Africa: A systematic review 100 10 0 3 113
Bioring® gastric banding for obesity in a private South African hospital 100 10 0 3 113
Metabolic surgery in South Africa: an initial academic hospital experience 98 10 0 4 112
Smartphone, Smart Surgeon, what about a 'Smart Logbook'? 101 7 0 3 111
Amanita phalloides poisoning: one harvest, three outcomes 96 10 0 5 111
Hyperlactataemia with acute kidney injury following community assault: cause or effect? 39 62 0 4 105
Endometriotic stricture of the sigmoid colon presenting with intestinal obstruction 93 8 0 2 103
The negative appendicectomy rate at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital - a 10-year review 32 68 0 3 103
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 83 9 0 9 101
Be aware although it's rare! Toxic Shock Syndrome following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Septoplasty 89 4 0 8 101
Coverage of extensive tibial bone exposure in burn patients with three local flaps 92 6 0 2 100
A review of blunt pelvic injuries at a major trauma centre in South Africa 71 21 0 7 99
Inguinal hernia repair in patients under and over 65 years of age: a district general hospital experience 89 5 0 3 97
Skin-only closure as a temporary abdominal closure technique in a rural setting - exploring role and safety profile 67 21 0 9 97
Outcomes for open and laparoscopic appendicectomy for complicated appendicitis in children 31 62 0 3 96
Operable severe obstructive jaundice: How should we use pre-operative biliary drainage? 84 3 0 6 93
Do iatrogenic serosal injuries result in small bowel perforation in a rabbit model? 86 4 0 2 92
Rib fracture fixation in a South African public trauma service 85 5 0 2 92
Impact of COVID-19 on surgical registrars' education and training 69 21 0 2 92
Microsatellite instability in north Indian colorectal cancer patients and its clinicopathological correlation 25 62 0 3 90
Profile of paediatric tuberculosis mastoiditis - a case series 30 57 0 2 89
The circumareolar approach to gynecomastia and transgender surgery: modifications to provide correct nipple areolar complex position and shape 75 7 0 6 88
Adult liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa 81 4 0 3 88
Patterned bruising caused by an automobile tyre: An accurate guide to the mechanism of injury 76 11 0 0 87
The causes of burn wounds among adult patients treated at Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital, Bloemfontein 70 8 0 9 87
Large bowel obstruction from advanced prostate cancer in a 41-year-old: the role of genetic testing 74 10 0 3 87
Brachial artery injuries - the impact of the anatomical site of injury on postoperative outcomes 23 62 0 2 87
Fibroadenoma in the axillary accessory breast 69 10 0 7 86
Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis: profile, management and outcome of patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa 58 24 0 4 86
Organ transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic - impact on deceased organ donor referrals and consent rates in the Western Cape, South Africa 24 60 0 2 86
Severity of upper-limb panga injuries and infection rates associated with early v. late tendon repair 78 5 0 2 85
Morbid obesity in South Africa: considerations and solutions 71 14 0 0 85
Experiences of women in survivorship following mastectomy in the Cape Metropole 61 21 0 2 84
Current practice of inguinal hernia repair at University of Cape Town affiliated hospitals: implications for training 71 10 0 3 84
An approach to the transected umbilical vein catheter: a case series 74 7 0 2 83
Investigating racial differences in clinical and pathological features of prostate cancer in South African men 72 9 0 1 82
Neuroendocrine neoplasms of the digestive tract: incorporating the 2019 WHO grading schema in the South African context 60 18 0 4 82
C-reactive protein as a predictor of severity of appendicitis 70 9 0 2 81
Spectrum of disease and outcome of primary amputation for diabetic foot sepsis in rural KwaZulu-Natal 67 7 0 7 81
Tuberculous prostatitis: a condition not confined to the immunocompromised 70 7 0 4 81
Colorectal cancer liver metastases: management and five-year survival in a South African patient cohort 57 19 0 4 80
Diabetes and lower extremity amputation - rehabilitation pathways and outcomes at a regional hospital 35 40 0 5 80
Patient perceptions of surgical training in the private sector in South Africa - a single centre survey 23 55 0 2 80
An audit of trauma-related mortality in a provincial capital in South Africa 62 11 0 5 78
The effect of beliefs about breast cancer on stage and delay to presentation: results from a prospective study in urban South Africa 62 12 0 4 78
Immunohistochemical determination of mismatch repair gene product in colorectal carcinomas in a young indigenous African cohort 15 61 0 2 78
The value of MRCP in children with biliary symptomatology - an essential adjunct for safe cholecystectomy 17 58 0 2 77
Suture material use and procurement: an audit of a public hospital surgical system in Gauteng, South Africa 65 9 0 2 76
Disparity in oesophageal cancer management in South Africa: a comparison between two tertiary centres with special focus on the palliation of dysphagia 65 7 0 4 76
The spectrum of animal related injuries managed at a major trauma centre in South Africa 66 7 0 3 76
A South Africa tertiary centre experience with redo mitral valve replacement 20 53 0 2 75
Quilting after mastectomy significantly reduces seroma formation 50 21 0 3 74
An overview of risk factors for recurrent breast cancer 63 8 0 3 74
"A tale of two cities." A snapshot survey of neurosurgical procedures performed in public and private sectors in eThekwini 33 37 0 4 74
Outcomes of paediatric liver transplant for biliary atresia 59 13 0 2 74
Vascularised free lymph node transfer - a procedure for secondary lymphoedema management in South Africa 59 10 0 3 72
The microbiology of ulcerative skin cancers: does the presence of pathogenic bacteria increase the risk of postoperative complications? 44 24 0 4 72
The scope of plastic surgery 61 6 0 4 71
The intramyocardial left anterior descending artery: Prevalence and surgical considerations in coronary artery bypass grafting 60 9 0 2 71
Surgical infections at a regional hospital in Gauteng: reasons for delay to care and profile of pathology 63 4 0 4 71
Correlation of white cell count and CRP in acute appendicitis in paediatric patients 61 7 0 3 71
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