Gastroenterology Quiz #34: Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

1. A 45-year-old male presents with severe epigastric pain radiating to the back and nausea. His lipase level is significantly elevated. He admits to heavy alcohol consumption over the past 10 years. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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2. A 65-year-old female with a history of smoking presents with weight loss, jaundice, and clay-colored stools. Imaging studies reveal a mass in the head of the pancreas. Which of the following tumor markers is most commonly elevated in this condition? 

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3. A 55-year-old man presents with persistent epigastric pain that improves when leaning forward. He also reports oily, foul-smelling stools and weight loss. His history includes chronic alcohol use. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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4. A 58-year-old male presents with a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. His serum amylase and lipase levels are three times the upper limit of normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management? 

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5. A 70-year-old male with a history of smoking and chronic pancreatitis presents with new-onset diabetes mellitus and unexplained weight loss. An abdominal CT scan shows a mass in the pancreas. Which of the following is a risk factor for the most likely diagnosis? 

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