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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan and many wonderful students, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton.
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May 25, 2022

At the end of this episode, you will be able to:

  • List the common etiologies of vocal fold paralysis
  • Recognize the common presentations of vocal fold paralysis
  • Explain the process to diagnose vocal fold paralysis
  • Describe the management and treatment options for vocal fold paralysis
May 18, 2022

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the typical clinical presentation of distal radius fractures
  • Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with distal radius fractures
May 11, 2022

By the end of this podcast, you

  • Outline the anatomy and physiology of the pituitary gland and the pathophysiology of pituitary tumours
  • Describe the clinical presentation of pituitary adenomas, including endocrine and mass effect signs and symptoms
  • Classify pituitary adenomas, based both on size and hormonal dysfunction
  • List clinically useful investigations, including bloodwork and imaging.
  • Build a robust differential diagnosis
  • Describe management options, including medical, surgical and radiotherapy options and the pros and cons of each those
May 4, 2022

After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

  • List the reasons for which hysterectomies are done
  • Outline the types of hysterectomies
  • Outlines the route of hysterectomy and factors to consider when choosing route of hysterectomy
  • Outline the advantages and disadvantages of the various surgical approaches
  • List the pre-operative steps taken before a hysterectomy
  • List the potential complications of hysterectomies
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