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Can this wait until the morning?


Peter Devitt
Head, Professorial Surgical Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital


With the increasing use of Acute Surgical Units, availability of dedicated staff and quarantined operating room time, there is less need for surgeons to be spending the small hours of the morning peering into abdominal cavities. However, there are exceptions. Is this case one such exception...? Read on...

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