GENERAL POSTERS

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  1.  A Radiology support is a vital component of an efficient and effective acute surgical assessment unit
    Siobhan Rooney, Ronan Waldron, Karl Sweeney, Monsif Iqbal
    Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  2. Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials analysing the role of drains following infraperitoneal colorectal or coloanal anastomosis
    Hena Hidayat, Christina Fleming, John Calvin Coffey, David Waldron, Eoghan Condon, Colin Pierce
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 YVH0, Ireland
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  3. Large inflamed mesenteric cyst in an Irish male: A case report
    Daniel Burke1, Fionn Clarke1, Darrell Martin2, Niall Kennedy1, Rishabh Sehgal1Myles Joyce1
    1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
    2Department of Pathology, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  4. Primary anorectal melanoma in an Irish female: A case report
    Daniel Burke, Laura Finnegan, Niall Kennedy, Rishabh Sehgal, Myles Joyce
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  5. Validation of the multidisciplinary colo-rectal cancer conference. It’s impact on further management
    Elena Krombholz, Louise Gobnait Collins, Liam Joyce
    Department of Surgery, Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway, H91 HHT0, Ireland
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  6. In vitro investigation of the expression and contribution of glycolysis enzymes to breast cancer
    Eimear O’Leary, Joanne Nolan, Amira Mahdi, Patrick Kiely
    Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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  7. Kidney tissue engineering: Hybrid electrospun scaffolds incorporating decellularized renal extracellular matrix
    William Shanahan1, Anthony Callanan2,
    1St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
    2Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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  8. The effect of the tumour microenviroment on T-cell differentiation and effector subsets
    Andrew Sheppard, Joanne Lysaght, Jacintha O’Sullivan, Noel Donlon, Maria Davern
    Department of Surgery, Department of Translational Oncology, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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  9. Therapeutic mammaplasty: A systemic review
    Afiq Rafidzy Anwar Samhari1, Manvydas Varzgalis2, Alison Jonston3,
    1College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences, School of Medicine, (NUI) Galway National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Department of Surgery, Letterkenny University Hospital Department of Surgery, Letterkenny University Hospital, Kilmacrennan Rd, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
    3Doneg     al Clinical Research and Research Academy Donegal Clinical Research and Research Academy, Letterkenny University Hospital, Kilmacrennan Road, Ballyboe Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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  10. Surveillance strategies for patients at a family history risk assessment clinic
    Maria Fingleton, Robert O’Connell, Daliaa Saad, Shona Tormey
    Department of Breast Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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  11. Case Study: The effective treatment of a rare atypical mycobacterium species wound infection arising from a sub-pectoral silicone breast implant
    Muireann Murray, Robert Michael O’Connell, Nuala O’Connell, Shona Tormey
    Breast Care Unit, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  12. Is there any cause for concern in patients who have their first Campylobacter like organism test positive?
    Syed Nouman Mohsin
    Department of General Surgery, Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
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  13. Colonic interposition for oesophageal reconstruction: A case series
    Naomi Fearon1, Michelle Fanning2, Narayanasamy Ravi1, John Reynolds1
    1Department of Upper GI Surgery, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
    2Department of Clinical Nutrition, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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  14. Duodenal Hamartoma – unusual cause for symptomatic anaemia
    Siobhan Rooney1,2, Brendan Moran1,2, Ali Chaudhry1,2,Chris Collins1,2
    1Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Faculty of Surgery, National University of Ireland, College Road, Galway, Ireland
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  15. Emphysematous cholecystitis: case report on a rare, life threatening presentation
    Brendan Moran1,2, Siobhan Rooney1,2, Ali Chaudhry1,2, Chris Collins1,2, Fergus McCabe1,2
    1Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Faculty of Surgery, National University of Ireland Galway, College Road, Galway, Ireland
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  16. Oesophageal Oncology Service 2010 – 2015
    Siobhan Rooney1,2, Aoife Quinn1,2, Oliver McAnena1,2, Chris Collins1,2
    1Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Galway Faculty of Surgery, National University of Ireland, College Road, Galway, Ireland
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  17. Survival analysis of patients undergoing isolated versus concomitant redo tricuspid valve surgery
    Lara Armstrong, Aine McKendry, Katie O’Sullivan, Alistair Graham
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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  18. Information technology familiarity in patients with peripheral vascular disease
    Stephen Keelan1,2, Niamh Foley1,2, Donagh Healy1,2, Peter Naughton1,2, Seamus McHugh1, Daragh Moneley1
    1Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland
    2St Joseph’s Hospital, Springdale Road, Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
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  19. A rare case of enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma presenting as a small bowel perforation
    Sarah Walsh, Jemima Nilan, Ahmed Salah Ahmed
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Rd, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  20. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a female patient presenting with right-sided abdominal pain
    Nauar Knightly, Muyiwa Aremu
    Department of General Surgery, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland
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  21. Slow and study loses the race: Case study of stercoral perforation
    Charandeep Singh, Peter Murchan, Waseem Swati
    Department of Surgery, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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  22. Excision of a large epiphrenic diverticulum
    Niall Kennedy, Ghazi Ismael, Narayanasamy Ravi, John Reynolds
    Department of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, St. James University Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
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  23. Volvulus of the transverse colon following roux-en-y
    Emma Dunne, John Larkin
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, St James Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland
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  24. Intravenous fluid and electrolyte prescription practice in surgical patients: A closed loop audit in University Hospital Limerick
    Hena Hidayat, Nisar Ali, John Calvin Coffey, David Waldron, Eoghan Condon, Colin Pierce
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  25. Rectal perforation and Fournier’s gangrene in a polytrauma patient
    Niall Kennedy, Daniel Burke, Rishabh Sehgal, Myles Joyce
    Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, Ireland
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  26. The impact of the physician associate (PA) on managing surgical waiting lists
    Ciara Melia1,2, Jarlath Christopher Bolger1,2, Jarlath Christopher Bolger1,2, Aisling Hegarty1,2, Abeeda Butt2, Colm Power2, Arnold Hill2
    1School of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2
    2Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
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  27. Retrospective cohort study on paediatric appendicectomies and the use diagnostic ultrasound at University Hospital Limerick
    Felicia Jennifer Paluck, Robert Michael O’Connell, Shona Tormey
    Department of Surgery (Breast), University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road,  Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  28. The Shattered spleen – An unexpected complication of the ulcerated foot
    Cillian Mahony, Amra Farukh, Yasser Abdeldaim, Nisar Ali
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  29. The over-reliance on imaging in diagnosing acute appendicitis
    Brian Fahey1, Munyaradzi Nyandoro2, Mary Teoh3, Richard Naunton-Morgan4
    1Department of General Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    2Acute Surgical Unit – General Surgery Unit 3, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA, Australia
    3School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA, Australia
    4Upper GI/General Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA, Australia
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  30. Contemporary management of empyema: A comparison of medical and surgical management
    Killian Daly1, Edward Wang2, Chris Merry3
    1Department of Urology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland
    2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fiona Stanley Hospital, 11 Robin Drive, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
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  31. Seasonal variation in the acute presentation of nephrolithiasis and its association with meteorlogical factors
    Emma Catherine Roche1, Elaine Joanne Redmond1, Lee Chien Yap2, Rustom Manecksha1,2,3
    1Department of Urology, St. James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, Ireland
    2Department of Urology, Tallaght University Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
    3Department of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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  32. Economical impact and morbidity associated with interval cholecystectomy in centre with facilities of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    Muhammad Shahzad Javid1, Killian Armstrong2, Rick Pretorius1
    1Surgical Department, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland
    2Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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  33. A case of foreign body duodenal perforation complicated by post-operative intra-abdominal fungal collection
    Stanislav Tyulkin, Robert Michael O’Connell, Shona Tormey
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  34. A Strategy to reduce the incidence of acute urinary retention post inguinal hernia repair in males
    Louise Gobnait Collins, Elena Krombholz, Liam Joyce
    Department of Surgery, Galway Clinic, Doughiska Road, Galway, Ireland
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  35. Post-operative biliary type symptoms after cholecystectomy. A real entity or just nuisance value?
    Elena Krombholz, Louise Gobnait Collins, Liam Joyce
    Department of Surgery, Galway Clinic, Doughiska Road, Galway, Ireland
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  36. Congenital lobar emphysema: An important diagnosis in the infant with respiratory distress
    Shauna O’Brien, Jonathan McGuinness
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland
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  37. An unusual presentation of lung cancer presenting as a ruptured groin mass
    Laura Bradfield
    Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  38. Perforated jejunal diverticulum as an unusual cause of pneumoperitoneum
    Marliza O’Dwyer, Edward James Murphy, Babak Meshkat, Conor Shields, Mohammed Faraz Khan
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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  39. An audit of post operative documentation in Wexford General Hospital
    Kanwal Anwar1, Paul Cromwell1, Omar Draz2, Kenneth Mealy1, Suhail Aslam Khan1, Ivan Ivanovski1, Igor Soric1, Karl Schmidt1
    1General Surgery Department, Wexford General Hospital, Newtown Road, Carricklawn, Wexford, Ireland
    2Department of Anaesthesia, Wexford General Hospital, Newtown Road, Carricklawn, Wexford, Ireland
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  40. Concomitant primary leiomyosarcoma of jejunum and renal oncocytoma: A case report and literature review
    Muhammad Haris Mirza, Ailbhe Coyle, Naveed Soomro, Muiywa Aremu, Rachel Burke, Raluca Mitru
    Department of General Surgery, Connolly Hospital, Mill Road, Abbotstown, Dublin 15, Ireland
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  41. Trainee experience of a cost-effective DIY model for simulation of surgical excision of sebaceous cyst
    Muhammad Fahad Ullah1, Christina Fleming1, Deirdre Nally2, Helen Mohan1, Gemma Humm3
    1Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    2Surgical Department, St Vincents’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
    3Association of Surgeons in Training, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, NHS Trust, United Kingdom
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  42. Are we waiting too long between diagnostic biopsy and definitive melanoma treatment?
    Shane O’Neill, Conor Sugrue, Cormac Joyce
    Department of Plastic Surgery, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
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  43. Evaluation of appendicitis inflammatory response (AIR) score as a safe tool to determine probability of acute appendicitis
    Chaudhary Adnan Ahmed, Benjamin Hart
    Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  44. An unusal presentation of cholecystodudenal fistula  :massive upper GI bleeding: Case report
    Muhammad Bilal, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Adnan Ahmed Chaudhry, Osama Elfaedy
    Department of Surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital, Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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  45. Spontaneous, atraumatic splenic rupture, a single centre experience
    Eoghan Meagher1,2, Christina Fleming1,2, Nisar Ali2, Shona Tormey2,3, Eamon Kavanagh4
    1Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    2Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    3Department of Breast, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
    4Department of Vascular, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  46. Improving the diagnostic quality of data on melanoma pathological reports in a tertiary referral center – a retrospective audit
    Matt Davey1, Christina Buckley2, Shirley Potter2, Alan Hussey2
    1National University of Ireland, Galway, National Institute of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
    2Department of Plastic, Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  47. The design and development of the Irish national hernia database (INHD), an online hernia registry
    Michelle O’Leary1,2, Dermot Hehir2, Dillon Kavanagh3
    1Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick
    2Department of Surgery, Midlands Regional Hospital, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly, R35 NY51, Ireland
    3Viralbamboo Ltd, 133 Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W, Ireland
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  48. Audit of Colonoscopy in University Hospitals by a surgical unit
    Akhtar Hussain, Ayub Ali, Jehan Zeb Khan
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  49. Implementing direct general practioner referral pathways to the acute surgical assessment unit in Galway University Hospital
    Siobhan Rooney, Ronan Waldron, Karl Sweeney, Mark Regan, Monsif Iqbal
    Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  50. Acute surgical assessment unit – the evolving pathway for general surgical patients
    Siobhan Rooney, Ronan Waldron, Karl Sweeney, Mark Regan
    Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  51. Case report; sigmoid carcinoma contained within a scrotal hernia in an octogenarian
    Aine Cotter, William Joyce
    Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Galway, Ireland
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  52. Hole In the wall: Early diagnosis of oesophageal perforation following diagnostic endoscopy
    Yasmine Roden, Charandeep Singh, Dabir Shah, Waseem Swati, Athar Sheikh, Peter Murchan
    Department of Surgery, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
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  53. The usefulness of pre-operative imaging in lowering negative appendectomy rates?
    Carolyn Cullinane
    Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Kerry, Ratass, Tralee, Co Kerry, V92 NX94, Ireland
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  54. The surgical admission proforma: Impact on quality and completeness of surgical admission documentation
    Enda Hannan, Desmond Toomey
    Department of Surgery, Regional Hospital Mullingar, Robinstown, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland
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  55. Opioids: Are we prescribing too much
    Cian Davis, Aoife Lowery, Chris Collins
    General Surgical Department, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Road, Galway, H91 YR71, Ireland
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  56. Revision Rates following breast conserving surgery at a University Hospital Limerick
    Stephen Fahy, Shona Tormey, Robert O’Connell
    Breast Department, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  57. The complexity of a carcinoid tumour
    Anna Christina Fullard, Christina Fleming, Eoghan Condon
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, St Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 F858, Ireland
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  58. Repeat resection of colorectal liver metastases: Size is all that matters
    Fiona Hand1, Cuan Harrington1, Michael Durand1, David Fennelly1, Ray Mc Dermott2, Justin Geoghegan3, Emir Hoti3
    1Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin
    2Department of Medical Oncology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
    3Department of Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4