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Minimally Invasive Surgery

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What are common indications for diagnostic laparoscopy?

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a. Pelvic pain evaluation

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b. Pelvic mass assessment

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c. Diagnosis and staging of endometriosis

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d. All of the above

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Which of the following is the threshold above which the abdomen typically is NOT insufflated during laparoscopy?

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a. 8 mm Hg

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b. 15 mm Hg

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c. 20 mm Hg

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d. 25 mm Hg

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During laparoscopy, what operative step is performed first after safe initial abdominal entry is confirmed?

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a. Identify the appendix

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b. Examine the upper abdomen

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c. Place the patient in Trendelenburg position

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d. Examine the area directly below the primary trocar entry site for evidence of bleeding or trauma

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Preoperative methods to prevent conception prior to laparoscopic sterilization include which of the following?

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a. Perform surgery in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle

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b. Provide effective contraception well in advance of surgery

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c. Provide mifepristone 600 mg in a single dose prior to the surgical procedure

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d. All of the above

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What counseling points should be discussed in the consenting process for laparoscopic sterilization?

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a. The possibility of future regret

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b. Other reversible methods of contraception

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c. The effective yet permanent nature of tubal sterilization

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d. All of the above

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At the time of hysterectomy, a Falope ring is seen loosely adhered to the fallopian tube. Which of the following statements is true regarding this method of sterilization?

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a. Sterilization is achieved by necrosis ...

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