Editorial| Volume 79, ISSUE 2, P127-128, February 1976

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Is carcinoma of the main hepatic duct junction an indication for liver transplantation or palliative surgery? A plea for the U tube palliative procedure

  • John Terblanche
    Reprint requests: John Terblanche, Ch.M., F.R.C.S., F.C.S.(S.A.), Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town Medical School Observatory, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.
    From the Medical Research Council Liver Research Group, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

    From the Department of Surgery, Somerset Hospital, Cape Town, Republic of S. Africa
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