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South African Journal of Surgery has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continued interest in our work.

Robyn Marais

South African Journal of Surgery

Vol 54, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


  • Fistula-in-ano and Stephen Eisenhammer (1906–1995): putting the record straight (2-3) - Cedric G Bremner

 Paediatric Surgery

  • Gastroschisis in a developing country: poor resuscitation is a more significant predictor of mortality than postnatal transfer time (4-9) - Paul Stevens, Ernst Muller, Piet Becker
  • An experience of ultrasound-guided hydrostatic reduction of intussusception at a tertiary care centre (10-13) - Mir Mujtaba Ahmad, M D Wani, H M Dar, I N Mir, H A Wani, A N Raja

 Original Articles

  • A morphological and immunohistochemical evaluation of gastric carcinoma in the Western Cape province of South Africa (15-21) - Riyaadh Roberts, Padmini Govender, Richard Naidoo, Michael Louis Locketz
  • Molecular genetic features and risk assessment in a series of 30 patients who underwent an operation for gastrointestinal stromal tumours (23-28) - Alice Bartalucci, Elise Pouli, Lorenzo Fregoli, Camilla Cremonini, Fulvio Basolo, Paolo Miccoli, Massimo Chiarugi
  • Platelet indices and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in adults with acute appendicitis (29-34) - Ioannis D Kostakis, Nikolaos Machairas, Christos Damaskos, Chrysoula Doula, Petros Tsaparas, Petros Charalampoudis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Gregory Kouraklis


  • An urban trauma centre experience with abdominal vena cava  injuries (36-42) - Mark Hampton, Duncan Bew, Sorin Edu, Andrew Nicol, Nadraj Naidoo, Pradeep Harkison Navsaria

 Intensive Care

  • Positron emission tomography/computed tomography scanning for the diagnosis of occult sepsis in the critically injured (43-48) - David JJ Muckart, Timothy C Hardcastle, Fozy I Peer

 Scientific Letters

  • Patterned bruising caused by an automobile tyre: an accurate guide to the mechanism of injury (49-50) - Rajashekar Mohan


  • Raymond Dawson 1952-2015 (51-52) - Paul Cooke



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