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Question 11# Print Question

Indications for removal of teeth in the line of a mandibular fracture include: 

A. Gross mobility of the tooth
B. Root fracture
C. Exposed apices
D. None of the above
E. All of the above

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Which two of the following statements are true regarding pigmentary changes following burn injury?

A. Following burn injury hypopigmentation is seen more often than hyperpigmentation
B. Post-burn hypopigmentation will usually resolve in time
C. Post-burn hyperpigmentation is a form of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and usually responds to a combination of 4% hydroquinine, 0.05% retinoic acid and 0.25% triamcilone acetonide in a cream base
D. Small areas of post-burn vitiligo can be treated with dermabrasion and application of melanocyte cultures
E. The only certain way of removing hyperpigmented skin grafts is to excise them and re-graft and insist on sun exposure

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Cyanide poisoning:

A. Is common after chemical burns
B. Is fatal at concentrations of 1 part per million
C. Can be treated with amyl nitrite, sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulphate or hydroxycobalamin
D. Can be treated with ethyl chloride and alkalinization of urine
E. Can be treated by 100% oxygen, ethyl chloride and thiopentone

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Which one of the following statements do you think would have the greatest consensus support from a panel of international burns experts? 

A. Following a deep head and neck burn with loss of the ear and an extensive peri-auricular scar it is possible to use tissue expansion in combination with a superficial temporoparietal fascial turnover flap to create a reasonable ear reconstruction
B. When both upper and lower eyelids are involved in a scar, the lower lid should be replaced with a full thickness graft as it has less mobility and acts like a dam, while the upper lid is very mobile and a thin, split thickness graft should be used
C. Following deep perineal burns in the very young male child it may be more appropriate to consider gender reassignment than attempt genital reconstruction which is fraught with difficulties
D. The greatest challenge of the complex post-burn reconstruction is to match the reconstructive need with the potential donor tissue as every patient has a different pattern of scarring and deformity
E. Where resources are limited the priority for reconstruction should aim for independent mobility in children, while in adults optimizing manual dexterity should be the most important goal

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With regards to arm fasciotomies, which one is true?

A. The anterior compartment is decompressed using a lateral incision
B. The lateral compartment is decompressed using a lateral incision
C. The posterior compartment is decompressed using a lateral incision
D. The ulnar nerve can be decompressed simply through a medial incision
E. The radial nerve can be decompressed simply through a lateral incision

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