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1. What are the features of a direct inguinal hernia?

2. What are the indications for forming a stoma?

3. What is neurofibromatosis?

4. What are the main points that doctors are looking for during the Surgical OSCEs?

5. What do you know about thyroid cysts?

6. How do you harvest a skin graft?

7. What is the risk of rupture for an aneurysm more than 5.5cm?

8. What is the surgical treatment of a multinodular goitre?

9. How are they classified?

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

11. What investigations would be helpful in confirming the diagnosis of coarctation of aorta?

12. What are the non-surgical treatment options for coarctation of aorta?

13. What are the histological appearances of solar keratoses?

14. What is seborrhoeic keratosis?

15. What are the indications of mastectomy?

16. What is a cystic hygroma?

17. What investigations should one do in the management of a multinodular goitre?

18. What are the indications for preoperative Duplex ultrasound scanning

19. What are the congenital predisposing factors for basal cell carcinoma?

20. What do you know about the pathophysiology of varicose veins?

21. What are the features of a femoral hernia?

22. How would you treat a pyogenic granuloma?

23. What is the differential diagnosis of a malignant melanoma?

24. What are the three objectives to be taken note of in the inspection part of the arterial examination?

25. What is the ABPI of patients with intermittent claudication?

26. What do patients with rest pain typically get more severe pain at night?

27. What is a dermatofibroma?

28. What is a skin flap?

29. What are the features of a multinodular goitre?

30. What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

31. What are the features of Graves' disease?

32. Which are the most benign parotid tumours?

33. What should you mention when considering the management of a surgical patient?

34. What are the features of infantile polycystic kidney disease?

35. How would you determine clinically the degree of shunt by a large fistula?

36. How would you investigate a patient with a breast lump?

37. How would you perform a hernia repair?

38. What are the main features of splenomegaly in the clinical examination?

39. What are the features of nodular melanoma?

40. What is a hydrocoele?

41. What are the complications of the surgical removal of a branchial cyst?

42. Why are diabetics particularly prone to foot pathology?

43. What will the Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology show you in the investigation of Cervical Lymphadenopathy?

44. What are the major causes of post-hepatic jaundice?

45. What are the indications for splenectomy?

46. How would you investigate and treat a solitary thyroid nodule?

47. What are the specific and immediate complications of thyroidectomy?

48. What is the most common type of malignant melanoma?

49. Why do these neuropathic ulcers form?

50. What are the surgical treatment principles of incisional hernia?