[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction
Spigelian herniae are uncommon and frequently pose a diagnostic challenge.
We report the case of a 71-year-old man in whom an ischaemic appendix was found within the sac of a Spigelian hernia during emergency repair.
There are very few reported cases in which an appendix has been found within a Spigelian hernia, in the absence of inflammatory bowel disease. An awareness of the range of viscera which may be encountered in Spigelian herniae is important for safe repair.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Surgical training in the UK has undergone a series of major changes in the last few years: both trainees and trainers have struggled to keep abreast of developments. The traditional apprenticeship model has been replaced by a more structured training programme with clearly defined objectives. In this article we explore the application of the educational principles underlining training and assessment in the new training pathway.
Surgery (Oxford) 10/2008; 26(10):419–423. DOI:10.1016/j.mpsur.2008.09.003