Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
AUGUST 1998 Volume 43 Number 4
THE HENDERSON TRUST LECTURE
The development of the vertebral canal and associated neuro-physiological abnormalities R. W. Porter

REVIEW ARTICLE
The role of cell adhesion molecules in craniofacial development J. J. Kerrigan, J. T. McGill, J. A. Davies, L. Andrews and J. R. Sandy

GENERAL SURGERY SECTION
Civilian abdominal gunshot wounds in Lagos A. A. Adesanya, I. R. Afolabi and J. T. da Rocha-Afodu

Open versus closed diagnostic peritoneal lavage:a comparison of safety, rapidity and efficiency G. C. Velmahos, D. Demetriades, M. Stewart,E. E. Cornwell III,J. Asensio, H. Belzberg and T. V. Berne

Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer: the Singapore General Hospital experience R. Sim and K. C. Soo

Appendicectomy and ulcerative colitis A. K. Kubba, R. F. Price, G. Smith and K. R. Palmer

Feasibility of pre-admission nurse clerking of vascular patients G. J. Toogood, K. Wilmott, L. Jones, T. R. Magee and R. B. Galland

Graft rescue for haemodialysis arterio-venous graft: is it worth doing and which factors predict a good outcome? C. Y. Y. Chen and M. K. Teoh

Out-patient follow-up after routine surgery: a questionnaire study H. R. Williams, V. B. Conboy, B. I. Rees and P. N. Matthews

The results of surgical techniques in hepatic hydatidosis: treatment with drainage versus treatment without drainage — a 6-year experience N. A. Kama, M. Sahin, E. Göçmen, M. Bayrak, H. Ku1açoglu and A. Z. Akat

The case for clinical audit of emergency readmissions after appendicectomy A. F. Bisset

SPECIALTIES SECTION

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
Modified Salter’s innominate osteotomy B. Zerrog, S. Al-Zahrani and A. Abdulrahman Ali

Screening times with image intensifier in orthopaedic trauma surgery A. G. Sutherland and D. F. Finlayson

RADIOLOGY
Are abdominal radiographs still overutilized in the assessment of acute abdominal pain? A district general hospital audit A. C. Anyanwu and S. M. Moalypour

ENDOCRINE SURGERY
Surgical anatomy of the parathyroid glands in secondary hyperparathyroidism P. C. Butterworth and M. L. Nicholson

SURGICAL TECHNIQUE SECTION
Anterior resection: right colon mobilization for colo-rectal anastomosis R. T. A. Chalmers and D. C. C. Bartolo

On-table colonic lavage: an alternative P. J. Sitzler, B. R. Stephenson and R. J. Nicholls

EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH SECTION
Bacterial translocation in thioacetamide induced liver cirrhosis in rats A. A. Au-Bader, T. C. Mathew, H. Abul, M. Au-Mosawi, D. Panigrahi and H. Dashti

CASE REPORT
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in the ‘hostile abdomen' J. R. Boyle, M. M. Thompson, A. Nasim, R. D. Sayers, J. P. Fishwick and P. R. F. Bell

Book reviews