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Denial said:There this one scenario where there was a 96 yr old with anal ca. I retorted with a LAR . But then I missed the age. For a 96 yr olld I then reanswered with a Fulgaration of the anal mass in stead of going all out LAR.
SO rereading does help.
yup but given his age I chose fulgaration. I knew something was amiss.Kimberli Cox said:Can't say that I recall that question, but if the CA was really below the dentate line, LAR generally wouldn't be the first choice anyway, regardless of the patient's age. If the cancer was SCC of the rectum, then the proper response is the Nigro protocol(which they ask about every year, BTW).
Denial said:yup but given his age I chose fulgaration. I knew something was amiss.
Bo Hurley said:Dang doesn't that basic science trivia end with Step 1? Will it ever end? Will you be asked trivial molecular bio crap when you're taking the American Board of Surgery Exam? Serioulsy!