Chapter 120 - Esophageal Cancer

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Cancer Quizzes & Trivia

Cancer is a very tough subject to talk about and an even harder mountain to climb if you happen to suffer from it, but this quiz aims to at least spread awareness about one particular strand of the terrible illness – dealing with the oesophagus. Do you know as much as you should?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements regarding the treatment of SCCa esophagealcancer is not true?
    • A. 

      In locally advanced operable cancer responding to chemoradiation, the continuation of chemoradiation is an alternative to surgery

    • B. 

      Preoperative chemoradiation improves the disease free survival in operable cancer

    • C. 

      Definitive chemoradiation increases survival compared with radiation alone

    • D. 

      In metastatic disease, chemotherapy provides a slight but significant increase in survival v best supportive care

  • 2. 
    Which of the following procedures has the highest morbidity and mortality rates?
    • A. 

      Tubed pec major myocutaneous flap

    • B. 

      Gastric pull up

    • C. 

      Colon transposition graft

    • D. 

      Free radial forearm fasciocutaneous graft

  • 3. 
    Which of the following reconstruction methods gives the highest rate of return tooral feeding?
    • A. 

      Tubed pec major myocutaneous flap

    • B. 

      Gastric pull up

    • C. 

      Colonic transposition flap

    • D. 

      Free radial forearm fasciocutaneous graft

    • E. 

      Free jejunum interposition graft

  • 4. 
    Which of the following flaps is the most susceptible to ischemic injury?
    • A. 

      Deltopectoral flap

    • B. 

      Pec major myocutaneous flap

    • C. 

      Radial forearm free flap

    • D. 

      Lateral thigh free flap

    • E. 

      Jejunal free flap

  • 5. 
    Which of the following has the greatest risk of esophageal cancer?
    • A. 

      Recently diagnosed tylosis in a 45 yr old

    • B. 

      Recently diagnosed Barrett’s

    • C. 

      Long-standing history of ETOH and tobacco with mild dysphagia

    • D. 

      Long history of achalasia

  • 6. 
    A circumferential esophageal tumor that is 3 cm is at what tumor stage?
    • A. 

      Tis

    • B. 

      T1

    • C. 

      T2

    • D. 

      T3

  • 7. 
    An esophageal tumor measuring 4cm with vocal cord paralysis and unilateralpalpable lymphadenopathy is clinically staged at what level?
    • A. 

      T2N1

    • B. 

      T2N2

    • C. 

      T3N1

    • D. 

      T3N2

    • E. 

      T1N1

    • F. 

      T1N2

  • 8. 
    An esophageal tumor measuring 5cm in its greatest dimension with involvementof the postcricoid mucosa is best treated by which surgical modality?
    • A. 

      Total larygopharyngectomy with cervical esophagectomy

    • B. 

      Wide excision with negative margins

    • C. 

      Cervical esophagectomy and wide excision of the postcricoid region

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