Category: General surgery

Hernia Examination – OSCE Guide

An overview of how to perform a hernia examination in an OSCE setting. It also includes a generic approach to assessing lumps and discusses how to differentiate between direct and indirect inguinal hernias.

Abdominal X-ray Interpretation

Abdominal X-rays (AXRs) are a commonly performed radiological investigation that you’ll be expected to be capable of interpreting . Therefore before hitting the wards as doctors it is essential that you develop the ability to interpret abdominal x-rays.

Hernias Explained

A succinct explanation of hernias, including anatomy of the inguinal canal, causes and management. We also discuss ways to clinically differentiate direct and indirect inguinal hernias.

Stomas Explained

Confused about stomas? Can’t tell an ileostomy from a colostomy? This guide provides a succinct overview of the different types of stomas, including how to differentiate them clinically.


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