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The failure of an enterocutaneous fistula to heal on a regimen of total parenteral nutrition and antisecretory therapy may be due to which of the following?

A. A foreign body in the fistula tract
B. Epithelialization of the fistula tract
C. Downstream obstruction of the fistulized segment of intestine
D. All of the above

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Which primary malignancy of the small intestine is most common?

A. Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum
B. Carcinoid tumor of the ileum
C. Lymphoma of the jejunum
D. Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) of the duodenum

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Adenocarcinoma of the duodenum is associated with what hereditary oncologic syndrome?

A. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)
B. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
C. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
D. Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome

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Which of the following statements is true regarding GISTs?

A. Most occur in the small intestine
B. GISTs are usually metastatic when first diagnosed
C. GISTs typically present with GI hemorrhage
D. GISTs are usually responsive to cytotoxic chemotherapy

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Methods to prevent radiation enteritis of the small bowel during pelvic irradiation for gynecologic or rectal malignancy include which of the following?

A. Tilt table positioning in Trendelenburg position during radiation therapy treatments
B. Closure (reapproximation) of the pelvic peritoneum after primary resection
C. Placement of an absorbable mesh sling to suspend small intestine out of the pelvis during postoperative radiation therapy
D. All of the above

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