Pancreas and Pancreatic Pathologies

1. Which of these is false?

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

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

3. Which of these statements is false?

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

4. What mutation may predispose someone to chronic pancreatitis?

  • FBN1
  • A1AT
  • R122H
  • FMR

5. Pancreatic cancer is usually

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

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