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1. What are the specific early complications of amputations?

2. What other part of the body can be affected by hyperhidrosis?

3. How is a testicular tumour removed?

4. To whom is the surgical treatment of Graves' disease particularly useful?

5. What are the causes of splenomegaly

6. What are the aetiologies arising outside the parotid gland in a unilateral swelling of the parotid gland?

7. What are the features of ulcers in syphillis?

8. What are the predisposing factors for Raynaud's phenomenon?

9. What are the motor branches of the facial nerve?

10. Why is total thyroidectomy preferred in the surgical treatment of Graves' disease?

11. What is a skin graft?

12. What are the non-surgical treatment options for hydrocoele?

13. What other associations of pyoderma gangrenosum do you know of?

14. What do you know about Kaposi's Sarcoma?

15. What are the features of lentigo maligna melanoma?

16. Simple cysts are found in 33% of patients by the age of 60. How should they be managed?

17. What is the commonest cause of unilateral ankle oedema?

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

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

20. What investigations may help confirm the diagnosis of thoracic outlet obstruction?

21. What is lid lag secondary to ?

22. When considering the treatment of a disease in a surgical patients - What are the important modalities of treatment which should be considered?

23. What should be done prior to surgery in the surgical treatment of an incisional hernia?

24. What is a keratoacanthoma?

25. How do true umbilical herniae occur?

26. What are the non-surgical treatment options for an incisional hernia?

27. How are the side-effects of radiotherapy minimized?

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

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

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

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

32. What will you observe on angiography of a chemodectoma?

33. What is the prophylactic treatment of pressure sores?

34. What are the two types of complications of thyroidectomy?

35. What is the purpose of limb elevation in the non-surgical treatment of lymphoedema?

36. What are the indications for surgery in goitre?

37. What factors predispose to incisional hernia?

38. What are the major causes of pre-hepatic jaundice?

39. What should one do in the general examination of the surgical patient?

40. What are the causes of venous ulcers?

41. What are the risk factors for arterial disease

42. What investigations are appropriate for deep venous disease?

43. What are the branches of the facial nerve?

44. What are the malignant diseases of the breast?

45. How do testicular tumours usually present?

46. What is the pathogenesis of a congenital dermoid cyst?

47. What is the causes of the carotid artery aneurysms?

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

49. What are the causes of simple colloid goitres?

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