MCQs on Diseases of Salivary Glands - Oral Pathology Part 1

# Salivary gland stone most commonly involves:
A. Submandibular gland
B. Parotid gland
C. Sublingual glands
D. Lingual glands

# In the clinical evaluation, the most significant finding of the parotid mass may be accompanying:
A. Rapid progressive painless enlargement
B. Nodular consistency
C. Supramental and preauricular lymphadenopathy
D. Facial paralysis

# Which of the following statements is false?
A. A salivary duct obstruction can cause a unilateral swelling in the floor of the mouth that is largest before a meal and smallest after a meal
B. A lesion termed as ranula is associated with the sublingual salivary gland
C. The sublingual salivary gland is the most common site of salivary gland neoplasia
D. A pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland neoplasm

# Warthin's tumor is :
A. An adenolymphoma of the parotid gland
B. A pleomorphic adenoma of the salivary gland
C. Carcinoma of the parotid gland
D. None of the above

# The common site for necrotising sialometaplasia is :
A. Cheeks
B. Dorsum of tongue
C. Palate
D. Gingiva

# Pleomorphic adenoma arises from:
A. Myoepithelial cells
B. Acinar cells
C. Connective tissue
D. Stem cells

# Most common salivary gland malignant neoplasm in bones is :
A. Pleomorphic adenoma
B. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
C. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
D. Adenolymphoma

# Mikulicz's disease is :
A. An inflammatory disease
B. Neoplastic disease
C. An autoimmune disease
D. Viral infection

# Bimanual palpation technique is carried out for:
A. Submandibular gland
B. Sublingual gland
C. Ranula
D. Cervical lymph nodes when they are enlarged due to inflammation

# Non inflammatory , non neoplastic enlargement of the salivary gland is termed as:
A. Sialadenitis
B. Sialosis
C. Ptyalism
D. Sialorrhoea

# Most common tumor of salivary gland is :
A. Pleomorphic adenoma
B. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
C. Cylindrioma
D. Epidermoid carcinoma

# A painful crater-like 1.5 cm ulcer develops within one week on the hard palate mucosa of a 40 year old female. The most likely diagnosis is :
A. Actinomycosis
B. Squamous cell carcinoma
C. Pleomorphic adenoma
D. Necrotizing sialometaplaisa

# A condition of the mouth which increases the caries activity in the oral cavity is :
A. Xerostomia
B. Malignancy
C. Hairy tongue
D. Watery saliva

# Which of the following parotid malignancy shows perineuronal spread ?
A. Pleomorphic adenoma
B. Adenoid cystic carcinoma
C. Warthin's tumor
D. Ductal papilloma

# Which of the following is of salivary gland origin ?
A. Acinic cell carcinoma
B. Granular cell myoblastoma
C. Chondrosarcoma
D. All of the above

# Reduction in flow of saliva is not generally seen in :
A. Elderly diabetics
B. Patient undergoing radiation therapy
C. Patients suffering from parkinsonism
D. Patients on phenothiazine drugs

# Sialography is used to detect anomaly of:
A. Salivary duct only
B. Salivary gland
C. Salivary gland and duct
D. Salivary gland tumors

# Acute non suppurative sialadenitis is seen in:
A. Acute bacterial sialadenitis
B. Mumps
C. Chronic bacterial sialadenitis
D. Necrotizing sialometaplasia

# A cyst occurs under the tongue, caused by obstruction of a salivary gland. Such a cyst is called :
A. Mucocele
B. Ranula
C. Dermoid cyst
D. Dentigerous cyst

# Mucocele most commonly arise as a result of :
A. Rupture of a salivary gland
B. Partial or complete compression of the salivary acini
C. Inflammatory changes in the glandular interstitial tissue
D. Partial or complete obstruction of the salivary duct by calculus