JUNIOR ABSITE

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JUNIOR ABSITE
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2012-12-10 20:47:12
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Review questions for the junior American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam
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  1. Thoracic duct:
    1.  Enters chest?
    2.  Crosses midline?
    3.  Drains into?
    • 1.  via aortic hiatus @ T12-T10
    • 2.  crosses midline @ T4-T5
    • 3.  runs along R, crosses to L, drains into L-SCV junction with L-IJ
  2. Accessory muscles of inspiration?
    • 1.  sternocleidomastoid
    • 2.  levators
    • 3.  serratus posterior
    • 4.  scalenes
  3. Type I pneumocytes?
    Type II pneumocytes?
    Pores of Kahn?
    • 1.  gas exchange
    • 2.  surfactant production
    • 3.  direct air exchange between alveoli
  4. Cancer most commons:
    1.  Most lethal cancer in the USA
    1.  Lung cancer
  5. Cancer Prognosis
    1.  Lung cancer - strongest influence on survival?
    2.  Breast cancer - prognosis of recurrent disease?
    • 1.  Nodal involvement
    • 2.  Most will succumb
  6. Cancer Metastases
    1.  Lung cancer
    1.  Brain most common; also supraclavicular, other lung, bone, liver, adrenals
  7. Most advanced lung cancer that remains resectable?
    T3N1MO (stage IIIa)

    T3 includes invasion of chest wall, pericardium, diaphragm, location < 2 cm from carina

    N1 involves ipsilateral hilar nodal involvement

    Generally only stage I and II are resectable though.

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