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Posted by Eureka from IP 67.22.174.164 on October 24, 2012 at 19:21:39:

You are performing tubal ligation for which the pt signed consent and you discover, during the procedure,
that the pt has a malignant looking mass in one of her ovaries. How do you proceed?

A. Biopsy the mass immediately.
B. Complete the sterilization, close the abdomen.
C. Stop the sterilization.
D. Send a consult note to the surgeon while the pt is still under anesthesia.
E. Call the patient's husband to ask for consent.

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