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Surgical staple: Quiz


Question 1: Titanium staples are never solely titanium; they all have some amount of ________ content.

Question 2: Circular staplers are used for end-to-end anastomosis after bowel resection or, somewhat more controversially, in esophagogastric ________.
NeurosurgeryICD-9-CM Volume 3SurgeryCardiothoracic surgery

Question 3: Certainly modern synthetic sutures are more predictable and less prone to infection than catgut, silk and ________, which were the main suture materials used up to the 1990s.
LinenSpandexOilskinKente cloth

Question 4: Stapling is much faster than ________ by hand, and also more accurate and consistent.
Surgical sutureCatgut sutureSurgeryICD-9-CM Volume 3

Question 5: The first commercial staplers were made of ________ with titanium staples loaded into reloadable staple cartridges.
SilverStainless steelGoldCopper

Question 6: Titanium produces less reaction with the ________ system and, being non-ferrous, does not interfere significantly with MRI scanners, although some imaging artifacts may result.
Immunity (medical)Passive immunityAntibodyImmune system

Question 7: Patients who have ________ to nickel, for example cheap jewelry causes a rash or earrings cause break-outs, oozing, or itching, should discuss nickel allergies with their surgeon.
AnaphylaxisHypersensitivityAllergyGraft-versus-host disease

Question 8: [6] The instruments may be used in either open or ________, different instruments are used for each application.
PeritonitisLaparoscopic surgeryEndoscopyCholecystectomy

Question 9: Although most surgical staples are made of titanium, ________ is more often used in some skin staples and clips.
Stainless steelSilverGoldCopper

Question 10: Synthetic absorbable (bioabsorbable) staples are also now becoming available, based on ________, as with many synthetic absorbable sutures.


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