Respiratory Quiz #16, Head and Neck Pathology  

1. A 55-year-old man presents with a painless, firm mass at the angle of his jaw. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the mass is performed, and cytology reveals a mucoepidermoid carcinoma. This tumor most likely originated from which of the following glands? 

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2. A 30-year-old woman presents with a painful red lesion on her lower lip that has been present for one week. Examination reveals a small vesicle with surrounding erythema. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent? 

Question 2 of 5

3. A 45-year-old man presents with a unilateral, painless mass in the lateral neck that has been slowly growing over the past few months. Fine needle aspiration reveals metastatic papillary carcinoma. Which of the following is the most likely primary site of this cancer? 

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4. A 25-year-old man presents with a rapidly enlarging, painful mass in his neck. CT scan shows a solid mass arising from the left lateral neck. Biopsy of the mass reveals a proliferation of small, round blue cells with high mitotic activity. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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5. A 70-year-old man, a long-time smoker, presents with a non-healing ulcer on the lateral border of his tongue. Biopsy of the lesion reveals invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Which of the following risk factors is most strongly associated with the development of this malignancy? 

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