Gastroenterology Quiz #16: Salivary Gland Pathology

1. A 45-year-old woman presents to the clinic with a painful swelling in the area anterior to her ear that worsens during meals. Physical examination reveals a firm mass over the parotid gland. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

Question 1 of 5

2. A 33-year-old man presents with dry mouth and dry eyes for the past six months. He also reports joint pain. Laboratory tests reveal the presence of anti-SSA (Ro) and anti-SSB (La) antibodies. Which of the following glands is primarily affected in this condition?

Question 2 of 5

3. A 50-year-old man presents with a 1 cm hard, immobile mass at the floor of his mouth. He reports noticing it several weeks ago and denies any pain. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is performed, and cytology is suggestive of a benign lesion. Which of the following is the most likely origin of this mass? 

Question 3 of 5

4. During a basketball game, a 22-year-old man receives a blunt trauma to the side of his face. He develops immediate swelling in the region anterior to his ear. Which of the following structures is most likely injured?

Question 4 of 5

5. A 30-year-old woman presents with recurrent painful swelling of her right cheek, especially during meals. Upon examination, a stone is palpated in her right cheek. Ultrasound confirms the presence of a calcification within a duct. Which of the following is the most likely location of the stone? 

Question 5 of 5


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