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Appendicectomy: Quiz


Question 1: An appendicectomy (or appendectomy) is the surgical removal of the ________.
Vermiform appendixSmall intestineStomachColon (anatomy)

Question 2: In the absence of surgical facilities, intravenous ________ are used to delay or avoid the onset of sepsis; it is now recognized that many cases will resolve when treated non-operatively.
Antibiotic misuseNucleic acid inhibitorAntibioticATC code J01

Question 3: ________ is induced, with endotracheal intubation and full muscle relaxation, and the patient is positioned supine.
KetamineNitrous oxideMalignant hyperthermiaGeneral anaesthesia

Question 4: This procedure is normally performed as an emergency procedure, when the patient is suffering from acute ________.

Question 5: On entering the ________, the appendix is identified, mobilized and then ligated and divided at its base.
RetroperitoneumMesenteryPeritoneumHuman abdomen

Question 6: Laparoscopy is often used if the diagnosis is in doubt, or if it is desirable to hide the ________ in the umbilicus or in the pubic hair line.
CollagenScarAcne vulgarisWound healing

Question 7: Antibiotics are given immediately if there are signs of ________, otherwise a single dose of prophylactic intravenous antibiotics is given immediately prior to surgery.
Shock (circulatory)Acute liver failureAcute respiratory distress syndromeSepsis

Question 8: Therefore, the External Oblique Aponeurosis is slitted along its fiber, and the internal oblique ________ is split along its length, not cut.
Head and neck anatomyTorsoFasciaMuscle

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