MCQs on Diseases of Salivary Glands - Oral Pathology Part 3

# Spindle cell carcinoma is a variant of :
A. Pleomorphic adenoma
B. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
C. Basal cell carcinoma
D. Squamous cell carcinoma

# Commonest site for ectopic salivary gland tumor is :
A. Tongue
B. Cheek
C. Palate
D. Neck

# Chemical Mumps is synonymous with:
A. Epidemic parotitis
B. Iodine mumps
C. Nutritional mumps
D. Nonspecific mumps

# Break up time (BUT) test is done in :
A. Sjogren's syndrome
B. Multiple sclerosis
D. Myasthenia gravis

# Salivary duct calculi :
A. Produce pain on eating
B. Are commonest in the parotid ducts
C. Are common cause of acute parotitis
D. Are associated with hypercalcemic states

# Sialoliths are stones found in the salivary duct and gland and are primarily composed of:
A. Hydroxyapatite
B. Potassium chloride
C. Unknown compounds of phosphates
D. Calcium chloride

# In Xerostomia, the salivary pH is:
A. Unaffected
B. Low
C. High
D. Increased in morning and decreased in day

# Pleomorphic adenoma is :
A. a teratomatous tumour of the salivary gland
B. a neuroendocrine cell tumour
C. multiple ectopic tissue proliferating in the salivary gland
D. myoepithelial or ductal reserve cell origin

# Which of the following statements about Sjogren's Syndrome is incorrect ?
A. MRI shows salt and pepper appearance
B. Lacrimal gland enlargement is common
C. Minor salivary gland biopsy is a diagnostic test
D. Pilocarpine is the most useful and convenient drug in its treatment

# Chocolate colored fluid is seen in the cystic space of:
A. Dentigerous cyst
B. Odontogenic keratocyst
C. Unicystic ameloblastoma
D. Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum

# Intra oral pleomorphic adenoma usually occurs in:
A. Buccal mucosa
B. Upper lip
C. Floor of the mouth
D. Palate

# A salivary gland tumor, which histologically shows a double layer of epithelial cells based on a reactive lymphoid stroma is:
A. Pleomorphic adenoma
B. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
C. Acinic cell tumor
D. Warthin tumor

# Sjogren's syndrome affects :
A. Exocrine glands
B. Paracrine glands
C. Endocrine glands
D. Autocrine glands

# In which of the following salivary gland tumors, the tumor is composed of "intermediate cells" histologically ?
A. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
B. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
C. Pleomorphic adenoma
D. Warthin's tumor

# Which of the following salivary gland tumors has highest rate of malignant transformation ?
A. Parotid
B. Submandibular
C. Sublingual
D. Minor

# The following are the high grade salivary malignancies , EXCEPT :
A. Basal cell adenocarcinoma
B. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
C. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
D. Salivary duct carcinoma

# Treatment for recurrent ranula is :
A. Incision
B. Excision
C. Excision with adjacent glands
D. Marsupialization

# Sialography of normal salivary gland reveals the ductal architecture as having an appearance of :
A. Sausage string
B. Fruit-laden tree
C. Leafless tree
D. Ball in hand

# Microscopically, epimyoepithelial islands are typically seen in :
A. Sjogren's syndrome
B. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
C. Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma
D. Myoepithelioma