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Category: Plastic Surgery--->Breast, trunk and perineum
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Question 6#Print Question

Which statement about the TRAM flap is true?

a. Fat necrosis is seen in the free flap as commonly as in the pedicled flap
b. The free flap is based on the superficial inferior epigastric vessels
c. It does not matter if the contralateral or ipsilateral flap is used
d. Is more elegant than the DIEP flap
e. Is contraindicated in the presence of a Pfannenstiel scar


Question 7#Print Question

Which of the following MUST be adhered to when undertaking a breast reduction?

a. The new nipple position should always be located at 20-22cm from the suprasternal notch
b. The nipple should be repositioned at the mid-humeral line
c. The nipple should be repositioned at 4-5cm from the IMF
d. The new nipple position is determined by the two-finger manoeuvre at the inframamamry fold (Pitanguy’s point) and straying from this position is likely to lead to poor results
e. None of these options is correct


Question 8#Print Question

Which of the following contributes to the blood supply of the breast?

a. Lateral thoracic artery
b. Second internal mammary artery perforator
c. Intercostal arteries
d. Thoraco-acromial artery axis
e. All of the above
Question 9#Print Question

In the hands of an inexperienced plastic surgeon, vertical scar mammaplasty is more predictable except: 

a. In breast reduction of less than 500g per side
b. In breast ptosis with less than 30cm of nipple distance to the SSN
c. In a patient after massive weight loss (MWL)
d. In a young patient less than 30 years old
e. In a patient with good skin quality


Question 10#Print Question

The most reliable technique of breast reduction to preserve NAC sensitivity is:

a. The superior pedicle
b. The inferior pedicle
c. Würinger’s septum-based pedicle
d. The supermedial pedicle
e. The lateral pedicle




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