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1. What are the general complications of thyroidectomy?

2. What level does the serum bilirubin need to rise to before jaundice can be detected on clinical examination?

3. What are the indications for an amputation?

4. How would you treat a keratoacanthoma?

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

6. If the patient has noticed pale stools and dark urine - what other questions would you ask?

7. How would you treat hidradenitis suppurativa?

8. What are the features of adult polycystic kidney disease?

9. What syndrome is associated with a port-wine stain?

10. What are the cause of cervical lymphadenopathy that you know of?

11. What are port-wine stains?

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

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

14. What are the two types of ptosis?

15. What do you know about the epidemiology of keloid scars?

16. What is the difference between a false and a true aneurysm?

17. What is the differential diagnosis for an enlarged kidney?

18. What are telangiectasias?

19. With which conditions would an ascitic exudate be expected?

20. How would you perform a hernia repair?

21. What is the classic presentation of renal cell carcinoma?

22. What are the complications of a cystic hygroma?

23. What is the origin of lymphangiomas?

24. What is the surgical treatment of varicocoele?

25. What are the non-surgical options for Raynauds

26. How would you treat a dermatofibroma?

27. How would you treat solar keratoses?

28. How do you treat this condition?

29. What is a chemodectoma?

30. What are the causes of unilateral ptosis?

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

32. What is a cavernous haemangioma?

33. Why do these neuropathic ulcers form?

34. What other investigations can be done for Sjogren's syndrome?

35. What are the extratemporal causes of facial nerve palsy?

36. What do you know about solitary thyroid nodules?

37. What are the indications of median sternotomy?

38. Which antibodies are present in Sjogren's syndrome?

39. What are the 3 objectives that one should look out for in the palpation of varicose veins?

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

41. What are the causes of ischaemic ulcers?

42. How do you harvest a skin graft?

43. What are the seven 'D's of nipple signs?

44. What do you know about thyroid cysts?

45. How do you treat a thyroglossal cyst?

46. What is a solar keratoses?

47. What are the other types of arteriovenous fistula?

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

49. What are the features of an inguinal hernia?

50. What are the two main categories of causes of dysphagia?