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1. How are they classified?

2. Why are 98% of varicocoeles left-side?

3. What is a ganglion?

4. What is a skin flap?

5. How might you be aware the transplant rejection is occurring?

6. What is a pharyngeal pouch?

7. What is the surgical treatment of lymphoedema?

8. What are the functions of the spleen?

9. How would you prepare a patient who is going for surgery which will involve forming a stoma?

10. What is the non-surgical treatment of a ganglion?

11. What are the indications for surgery in goitre?

12. What is the pathogenesis of thoracic outlet obstuction?

13. How would you treat pyoderma gangrenosum?

14. What is the differential diagnosis of swollen legs?

15. What are the non-surgical options for Raynauds

16. What specific investigations would you perform in thrombangiitis obliterans?

17. What are the features of ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

18. What are the causes of a false aneurysm?

19. What are the two types of complications of amputations?

20. When should the drains be removed post-surgery?

21. What are the causes of a diffusely enlarged thyroid gland?

22. What is the non-surgical treatment of venous ulcers?

23. What are the treatment options available for Basal Cell Carcinoma?

24. How do testicular tumours usually present?

25. What are the sensory branches of the facial nerve?

26. What are the 'exudate' causes of a pleural effusion?

27. What are the stages of restorative proctocolectomy?

28. How would you treat a branchial cyst?

29. What are the causes of facial nerve palsy?

30. Raynaud's phenomenon

31. What is the treatment of medullary carcinoma?

32. How may pleural effusions be classified?

33. What is a neurofibroma?

34. What are the different histological subtypes of a sebaceous cyst?

35. What are the appearances of the blood film after a splenectomy?

36. What are the hepatobiliary complications of IBD?

37. What are the indications for flap reconstruction?

38. What are the uncommon causes of ascites?

39. What are the indications for lung resection?

40. How would you prepare a patient prior to breast surgery?

41. What features of the lump would make you suspicious that it is breast cancer?

42. What points should be elicited when taking a pain history in a surgical patient?

43. What are the main points to be elicited during a clerking of the surgical patient?

44. What do you know about thyroid malignancy?

45. What investigations would you perform in a suspected case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

46. What are the features of a femoral hernia?

47. What investigations would you perform in your diagnosis of a chemodectoma?

48. What are the important elements in the description of an ulcer?

49. What are the contents of the spermatic cord?

50. What are the late side-effects of radiotherapy?