Endgames Prize quiz

Hernias

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1059 (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1059

Each week we offer a prize of a BMJ memory stick to the person who answers correctly, in the quickest time, a set of exam questions taken from OnExamination.

To enter the quiz, go to www.onexamination.com/endgames. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, and the winner will be announced in the print BMJ.

Answers to this question can be viewed at www.onexamination.com/Endgames/LastEndgame.aspx.

Here’s one question from this week’s quiz on hernias from the MRCS

A baby with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia presented with dyspnoea and cyanosis one hour after birth. Which of the following is/are correct?

  • The abdomen would also be distended

  • Both apex beat and trachea are likely to be deviated to the right

  • The first resuscitative measure should be to supply oxygen and assist ventilation with a face mask

  • The most common site of the diaphragmatic defect is posterolaterally

  • The prognosis would be better if the baby had presented later at 48 hours after birth

Notes

Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1059