Gastroenterology MCQ 22

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Surgical Recall, Fifth North American Edition (Recall Series)A 75-year-old woman is hospitalized after a fall in which she has experienced a hip fracture. Several days after her surgical procedure, progressive painless abdominal distension is noted. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true concerning her diagnosis and management?

    1. Colon distension with a cecal diameter in excess of 12 cm should indicate the need for urgent operation

    2. Endoscopic decompression may be attempted but seldom is successful

    3. After successful colonoscopic decompression, recurrence is unlikely

    4. A rectal tube as the primary treatment is generally not successful

Category: Gastroenterology MCQs

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