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Category: Surgery--->Chest Wall, Pleura, and Mediastinum
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Question 11#Print Question

Pancoast tumors are identified as involving all of the following EXCEPT:

a. The chest wall at or below the second rib
b. Tumors of the parietal pleura or deeper structures overlying the first rib
c. The superior sulcus
d. The extreme apex of the chest


Question 12#Print Question

The most likely cause of aspiration pneumonia is:

a. A mixture of aerobes and anaerobes
b. Aerobes only
c. Anaerobes only
d. Gram-negative bacteria


Question 13#Print Question

Laboratory evaluation of a chest wall mass showing elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rates indicates:

a. Osteosarcoma
b. Plasmacytoma
c. Ewing sarcoma
d. Multiple myeloma


Question 14#Print Question

The most common benign chest wall tumor is:

a. Chondromas
b. Osteochondromas
c. Desmoid tumors
d. Fibrous dysplasia


Question 15#Print Question

Which of the following is an indication for surgical drainage of a lung abscess? 

a. Abscess >3 cm in diameter
b. Hemoptysis
c. Failure to decrease in size after 1 week of antibiotic therapy
d. Persistent fever




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