Pancreas and Pancreatic Pathologies

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1. Which of the following is not an action of somatostatin?

  • Decreased parietal cell acid production
  • Decreased motilin production
  • Decreased cytokine production
  • Decreased histamine production
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2. Pancreatic cancer is usually

  • Basal cell
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell

3. Which of these statements is false?

  • In chronic pancreatitis the pain often eases with sitting
  • In chronic pancreatitis serum amylase is often elevated
  • In chronic pancreatitis the pain often eases with eating or drinking
  • Chronic pancreatitis may be caused by calcified stones

4. Which of these statements is true?

  • The great pancreatic artery passes anteriorly to the pancreas
  • The splenic artery supplies the head of the pancreas
  • The neck of the pancreas passes anteriorly to the inferior mesenteric artery and vein
  • The body of the pancreas passes anteriorly to the pylorus

5. Which of these is false?

  • The pain in pancreatic cancer eases at night
  • Satiety is a symptom of pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer often shows an increased CA19-9 count
  • Pancreatic cancer may present with a palpable abdominal mass

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