Emea Hernia Test SEC 1-3 Level2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In humans, anterior and ventral are:
    • A. 

      Situated at the back

    • B. 

      Situated at the front

    • C. 

      Situated on the side

    • D. 

      Situated on the top

  • 2. 
    The two rectus abdominus muscles are joined by the _______ _______, a white vertical tendon-like line of connective tissue that is formed by the union of fibers from muscles and extends down the midline of the abdomen.
    • A. 

      Human fascia

    • B. 

      Scar tissue

    • C. 

      Linea alba

    • D. 

      Linea semilunaris

  • 3. 
    A thin, transparent, and sinewy sheet of fibrous connective tissue that joins muscles to other tissues describes:
    • A. 

      Aponeurosis

    • B. 

      Fascia

    • C. 

      Rectus sheath

    • D. 

      Peritoneum

  • 4. 
    The small intestine is made up of the cecum, colon, rectum and anal canal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The hernia sac is a sac-like structure that contains organs or tissues of the abdominal wall hernia. The hernia sac is formed by the:
    • A. 

      Hernia

    • B. 

      Peritoneum

    • C. 

      Extraperitoneal fascia

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous fascia

  • 6. 
    The three types of congenital ventral hernia are:
    • A. 

      Incisional, umbilical, and traumatic

    • B. 

      Omphalocele, gastroschisis, and umbilical

    • C. 

      Incisional , gastoschisi, and umbilical

    • D. 

      Umbilical, omphalocele, and traumatic

  • 7. 
    Ventral incisional hernias develop at the site of _____ to _____ of laparotomy incisions.
    • A. 

      1-10%

    • B. 

      2-15%

    • C. 

      3-20%

    • D. 

      4-20%

  • 8. 
    Traumatic ventral hernias include:
    • A. 

      Penetrating

    • B. 

      Parastomal

    • C. 

      Blunt force

    • D. 

      Destructive

    • E. 

      A, C & D

    • F. 

      All of the Above

  • 9. 
    A ___________ hernia occurs when the blood supply to and from an incarcerated hernia is completely cut off leading to total compression of the trapped tissue.
    • A. 

      Incarcerated

    • B. 

      Strangulated

    • C. 

      Recurrent

    • D. 

      Reducible

  • 10. 
    Ventral hernia repair is accomplished using which of the following? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Primary closure

    • B. 

      Secondary closure

    • C. 

      Delayed closure

    • D. 

      Repair using prosthesis

  • 11. 
    Burger et al did a 10 year follow up to the Luijendijk et al paper and published the following results for patients with small incisional hernias:
    • A. 

      62% suture repair, 12% mesh repair

    • B. 

      65% suture repair, 15% mesh repair

    • C. 

      67% suture repair, 17% mesh repair

    • D. 

      69% suture repair, 19% mesh repair

  • 12. 
    Component separation involves releasing the:
    • A. 

      Skin and fascia

    • B. 

      Rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis

    • C. 

      Linea alba and fascia

    • D. 

      Lateral abdominal wall muscles and fascia

  • 13. 
    Luijendijk concluded that mesh repair was superior to suture repair with regard to recurrence regardless of the ________ of the hernia.
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Location

    • D. 

      Treatment

  • 14. 
    Why are microfilament meshes at a higher risk for infection?
    • A. 

      Because red blood cells are unable to pass through the small openings

    • B. 

      Because white blood cells are unable to pass through the small openings

    • C. 

      Because scar tissue blocks the opening of the mesh

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 15. 
    One of the reasons shrinkage may occur with a synthetic mesh is due to:
    • A. 

      The scar tissue that forms around the mesh contracts

    • B. 

      The pliability of the mesh

    • C. 

      The high tensile strength of the mesh

    • D. 

      The large pores of the mesh

  • 16. 
    Wounds tend to be susceptible to infection during the inflammatory phase of healing, when bacterial contamination cause infection, especially in the presence of:
    • A. 

      Foreign material

    • B. 

      Scar tissue

    • C. 

      Large hernias

    • D. 

      Macrophages

  • 17. 
    An abnormal passageway that forms between organs, cavaties and/or skin is:
    • A. 

      Adhesions

    • B. 

      Mesh shrinkage

    • C. 

      Fistula formation

    • D. 

      Seroma formation

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