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Carcinoma of the pancreas:

a. Usually arises in the head of the pancreas causing obstruction of the bile duct
b. Has a good 5 year prognosis after surgical excision
c. Is usually diagnosed early because of severe pain
d. Is associated with alcoholism
a. Usually arises in the head of the pancreas causing obstruction of the bile duct
Cystic fibrosis is a disease affecting the pancreatic exocrine glands resulting in malabsorption of all of the following except:

a. Fats
b. Vitamin C
c. Proteins
d. Vitamin D
b. Vitamin C
Cystic fibrosis is a pathologic entity characterized by all of the following except:

a. Autosomal recessive inheritance in white population
b. Recurrent pulmonary infection associated with thick mucous plugs in bronchi
c. Thick mucoid secretions in the pancreatic ducts
d. Destruction of pancreatic endocrine, insulin-producing cells
d. Destruction of pancreatic endocrine, insulin-producing cells
In pancreatitis, inflammation is caused when

a. Pancreatic enzymes escape into the pancreatic tissue and begin to digest the pancreas itself
b. Gallstones obstruct the cystic duct
c. Massive amounts of fluid accumulate in the peritoneal cavity
d. Regenerative nodules are formed
a. Pancreatic enzymes escape into the pancreatic tissue and begin to digest the pancreas itself
Pancreatic cancer usually develops in the:

a. Tail of the pancreas
b. Head of the pancreas
c. Both
d. Neither
b. Head of the pancreas
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include which of the following:

a. Jaundice
b. Pain
c. Both
d. Neither
c. Both
Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder which may occur with increased frequency in patients with which of the following?

a. Chronic alcohol abuse
b. Gallstones
c. Trauma
d. All of the above
d. All of the above
Acute pancreatitis is strongly associated with which of the following?

a. Chronic alcoholism
b. Infection with hepatitis B
c. Portal hypertension
d. All of the above
a. Chronic alcoholism
Chronic pancreatitis affects absorbtion of food (malabsorbtion). All but which one of the following are common manifestations of malabsorbtion:

a. Increased fat seen in the stool
b. Protein not absorbed normally
c. Glucose not absorbed normally
d. Vitamins A, D, E, and K not absorbed normally
c. Glucose not absorbed normally
Cell injury in acute pancreatitis is thought to result from:

a. An autoimmune process
b. Trauma to pancreas
c. An infectious process
d. An autodigestion (self-digestive) process
d. An autodigestion (self-digestive) process