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Surgery Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 308270, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/308270
Research Article

Management of Superficial Abscesses: Scope for Day Case Surgery

Department of Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK

Received 10 January 2014; Revised 26 March 2014; Accepted 18 May 2014; Published 26 May 2014

Academic Editor: Frank A. Frizelle

Copyright © 2014 Martha Nixon and Jacob A. Akoh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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