Chapter 10: Table of Contents
1) Creating a “dirty field” of instruments to be used in the gastrointestinal tract is not necessary for surgeries of the stomach, as the stomach contents are “cleaner” than those of the intestine.
2) When placing stay sutures in the stomach, you should take full thickness bites in order to include the submucosa.
3) Incisions of the stomach for a gastrotomy or gastric biopsy should be made
- At the pyloric antrum.
- At the greater curvature.
- On the body of the stomach in between the greater and lesser curvatures.
- At the lesser curvature.
4) When making an incision into the stomach for a gastrotomy or gastric biopsy, you should cauterize, clamp, or ligate any bleeding vessels.
5) Which of the following is not an appropriate closure for a gastrotomy or gastric biopsy?
- A 2-layer closure using a simple continuous pattern for the first layer and a Cushing pattern for the second layer.
- A 2-layer closure using a simple continuous pattern for the first layer and a Lembert pattern for the second layer.
- A 2-layer closure using inverting patterns (Cushing or Lembert) in both layers.
- A single layer simple interrupted pattern.
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