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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.47 n.4 Cape Town Nov. 2009

 

CASE REPORT

 

In total oesophageal reconstruction, try, try and try again

 

 

M. DayaI; S. JohnsonII; S. R. ThomsonIII; R. MadenseinIV

IF.C.S. (S.A.), M.B. CH.B; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Durban
IIM.B. CH.B; Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Durban
IIICH.M., F.R.C.S. (ENG. & ED.); Department of General Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine
IVM.B. CH.B., F.C.S. (S.A.); Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

 

 

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