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Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?
Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 2017

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back
Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s...

By Frank Graewe 1 Aug 2017

SU's second successful penis transplant
SU's second successful penis transplant

Stellenbosch University's faculty of medicine and health sciences announced today that it has performed a second successful penile transplant...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2017

Urgent need to restructure SA's organ transplant process
Urgent need to restructure SA's organ transplant process

The drop in the number of organ transplants is indicative of a need to change the procurement process under the auspices of a new authority...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Nov 2016

What are craniofacial syndromes?
What are craniofacial syndromes?

In the first of a series of three, Professor Frank Graewe broadly outlines the exact nature of craniofacial deformities and syndromes...

By Frank Graewe 22 Jun 2016

The Kilimanjaro Challenge 2014 team at the summit
Ain't no mountain high enough

A group of Wits medical students will be tackling the highest peak in Africa to bring smiles to the faces of some very special children...

By Nicci Botha 5 May 2016

Akikere: before and after
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery: Round 2

Almost a year after undergoing life-changing operations for serious skull defects, two young girls returned to South Africa for their final surgeries...

By Frank Graewe 15 Apr 2016

Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital
Breakthrough craniofacial surgery performed at Tygerberg Academic Hospital

Professor Frank Graewe teamed up with the World Craniofacial Foundation and Smile Foundation SA to help give normal lives to two African girls who suffered from serious skull defects...

By Frank Graewe 24 Jun 2015

World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg
World's first successful penile transplant at Tygerberg

A team of pioneering surgeons from Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital in Belville performed the first successful penile transplant in the world in a marathon nine-hour operation...

By Frank Graewe 13 Mar 2015

Chamendran Naidoo
Once, twice, three times a 'ladyboy': A case of transsexualism

Summer vacation is upon us, oh my readers. Conjured images appear of transoceanic flights, bleached Thai beach sand and sensual massages often concluded with the legendary 'happy ending'. Many of these 'happy endings' however have ended in a 'not-so-happy surprise' when the patron discovers his coy mistress to be a smiling mister.

By Chamendran Naidoo 4 Dec 2012

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