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Cerebral Bypass Surgery

Cerebral Bypass Surgery

This article by Esposito G et al. provides an excellent critical appraisal of the application of, and indications for, cerebral bypass surgery based on the current available evidence. Recent RCTs have narrowed the indication for cerebral bypass surgery in the setting...

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GSSE Practice Questions

GSSE Practice Questions

The heart is a wonderful anatomical structure to study, a dual pump system with robust mechanics and tireless contractions! It is often the orientation of the heart and location of the openings of all its vessels which can be confusing. Take a structured approach,...

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GSSE Exam Preparation

GSSE Exam Preparation

Primary Anatomy is the only online resource exclusively designed for the RACS generic surgical sciences exam (GSSE) All our study packages will provide you with access to: - 15,000+ practice questions with detailed explanations and page references - Type A, B, X and...

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Anatomy Education

Anatomy Education

Seeing the anatomy is so important, if you can’t be in the operating theatre or the anatomy lab, then models, especially skeletal, are excellent tools to enhance your perceptual understanding. Seeing the 3D structure, feeling the contours, locating those origin and...

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GSSE 2022, October Exam

GSSE 2022, October Exam

For those sitting the GSSE in October, now would be a great time to sign up to our 3 months study plan! There is still plenty of time to master your surgical anatomy and greatly improve your chance of success! The Primary Anatomy resource will streamline your...

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GSSE Anatomy Questions

GSSE Anatomy Questions

This is a great example of a type A (single best answer) question from the RACS Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE). A great way to study for the GSSE is by regular self-assessment with challenging questions written at the required level of detail and complexity to...

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Sentinel-Node Biopsy in Melanoma

Sentinel-Node Biopsy in Melanoma

This RCT by Morton et al. compares sentinel-node biopsy versus nodal observation in patients with melanoma. It is one of several important outputs from the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial (MSLT), a must know for those interested in melanoma care! This RCT...

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Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation

On the 7th of January 2022 the first genetically modified pigs heart was successfully transplanted into a human at the University of Maryland Medical Center! This ground breaking procedure marks the first time that a pig organ has been transplanted into a human who...

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Mandibular Fractures – AO Foundation

Mandibular Fractures – AO Foundation

Mandibular fractures are relatively common especially among young men, with the majority resulting from assault. Although traditionally the mandible and base of skull are thought to form a complete bony ring, interrupted only by the TMJs. This would suggest that the...

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Sponsoring Adelaide University Surgical Society

Sponsoring Adelaide University Surgical Society

We are extremely proud to announce our ongoing sponsorship and support of the Adelaide University Surgical Society for 2022! AUSS provides a host of excellent education opportunities, with anatomy teaching series, skills workshops, networking and research nights. For...

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GSSE Question Bank

GSSE Question Bank

This is a great example of a type X (true/false) question from the RACS Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE). Self-assessment with regular practice questions is a fantastic way to solidify your knowledge and prepare for the exam. Subscribing to Primary Anatomy will...

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Radical Prostatectomy in Early Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy in Early Prostate Cancer

This is such an important paper in the field of urology, substantiating the role of radical prostatectomy in patients with early prostate cancer. When compared to watchful waiting, prostatectomy was clearly shown to reduce disease-specific mortality, overall...

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Anatomy for the GSSE

Anatomy for the GSSE

Anatomy for the GSSE made easy At Primary Anatomy we have summarised all the required content into flashcard format. Our questions are derived from Last’s Anatomy with detailed feedback and page references. The PA Atlas and Spot tests are modelled exclusively on the...

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GSSE Exam Dates 2022

GSSE Exam Dates 2022

Upcoming GSSE exam dates: - 15-16th June 2022 - 12-13th October 2022 Make sure you are starting your GSSE exam prep at least 6 months out from the exam, 12 months is even better, there is a lot of content to cover and it is never easy fitting this in with your...

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Mastering Microsurgery

Mastering Microsurgery

Time, patience, and practice. A great way to start is by building your own DIY microsurgery setup. A simple microscope, find needle forceps and a suture pad should suffice. Start with 6-0 and progress to finer suture sizes, and begin with your basics, gradually...

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Branches of the brachial plexus

Branches of the brachial plexus

Attempt the question before scrolling down for answers! Answers: a. True b. True c. True d. True Branches of the brachial plexus, their course, cutaneous and muscular innervation is high yield and commonly assessed. For detailed answers with explanation and page...

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Prospective Study on Perthes Hip

Prospective Study on Perthes Hip

Contrary to our prior understanding, this study by Larson et al. suggests an entirely different long-term prognosis for Perthe’s hip. At an average of twenty years of follow-up, more than half of the patients had signs of impingement on examination, 76% had...

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Sponsoring Macquarie University Medical Society

Sponsoring Macquarie University Medical Society

We are incredibly proud to announce our sponsorship and support of the Macquarie University Medical Society for 2022! The integrated facilities at MQ are fantastic for those interested in a surgical career, providing great opportunities for early exposure to surgical...

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Primary Anatomy Atlas

Primary Anatomy Atlas

Subscribing to Primary Anatomy will not only provide you with access to the largest question bank exclusively for the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) but will further provide you with access to our RACS specific Anatomy Atlas. All our illustrations are based on...

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GSSE Study Timetable

GSSE Study Timetable

Following our GSSE study timetable is an easy and efficient way to prepare for your surgical exam and ensure you have covered all the required material! Our regional anatomy quizzes are run at the end of each fortnightly block to assess your knowledge of that...

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Starr-Edwards Heart Valve

Starr-Edwards Heart Valve

The caged-ball valve created by Albert Starr and Lowell Edwards was implanted for the first time in September 1960 and marked the beginning of the modern era for heart valve replacement. It remained the only type of mechanical heart valve until the 1980’s and was the...

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GSSE questions – Back & Spine

GSSE questions – Back & Spine

Here’s a single best answer (type A) question from our GSSE question bank! The origin, course, and branches of important arteries is easy exam fodder. Our flashcards will ensure you are familiar with the salient points, then test and reinforce your knowledge with our...

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GSSE Preparation

GSSE Preparation

Preparing to sit the GSSE? Primary Anatomy is a resource dedicated to making this easy, providing you with an exam specific learning tool that will allow you to revise your surgical anatomy at the required level of detail and complexity, not only to pass this exam,...

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GSSE Feb 2022 – Good Luck!

GSSE Feb 2022 – Good Luck!

To everyone sitting the GSSE exam tomorrow, good luck! Stay calm, stay confident, keep track of the time and don’t leave any question un-answered. You’ve put in all the hard work, now make it count!  

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Carotid Stenosis, Stenting versus Endarterectomy

Carotid Stenosis, Stenting versus Endarterectomy

A great paper to know for anyone interested in vascular surgery! This study by Brott et al. demonstrates similar outcomes between carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid stenosis, though there were...

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Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgical Interest Network (TASIN)

Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgical Interest Network (TASIN)

Primary Anatomy is incredibly proud to announce our partnership with the Tasmanian Anatomy & Surgery Interest Network! TASIN hold a number of excellent events throughout the year: - Career nights where you can hear from doctors and surgeons discussing various...

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GSSE Anatomy

GSSE Anatomy

Primary Anatomy is a comprehensive anatomy resource specifically designed for those of you preparing to sit the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE), your entry exam into surgical training! Subscribing to Primary Anatomy will unlock access to: - 15,000+ professional...

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GSSE Questions – Obturator nerve

GSSE Questions – Obturator nerve

Who’s comfortable with the branches of the lumbar plexus? More specifically the obturator nerve? DM on our social for answers! To access thousands of practice questions designed specifically for the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE), based on the recommended text...

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Archie Cochrane

Archie Cochrane

Archibald Leman Cochrane – the surname says it all. Heralded as the father of modern evidence-based medicine and clinical epidemiology, Archie Cochrane was a Scottish doctor and meticulous epidemiologist, renowned for his book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random...

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