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Chapter 35. Salivary Gland Diseases

Which nerve supplies parasympathetic nerve fibers to the submandibular gland?

A. Hypoglossal nerve

B. Facial nerve

C. Lingual nerve

D. Mylohyoid nerve

E. Vidian nerve

What is the most common malignant tumor of the parotid gland?

A. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

B. Acinic cell carcinoma

C. Adenoid cystic carcinoma

D. Lymphoma

E. Salivary ductal carcinoma

What is the most common salivary gland neoplasm in children?

A. Hemangioma

B. Pleomorphic adenoma

C. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

D. Lymphoma

E. Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Which salivary gland tumor is strongly associated with tobacco exposure?

A. Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma

B. Adenoid cystic carcinoma

C. Pleomorphic adenoma

D. Carcinoma ex-pleomorphic adenoma

E. Warthin tumor

A 46-year-old woman, who received 150 mCi of Iodine-131 following total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma, presents with intermittent painful swelling of the parotid glands bilaterally. Patient is afebrile without white blood count elevation. There is decreased salivary production from Stenson duct with gland massage. Noncontrast CT scan shows diffuse parotid swelling. In addition to conservative measures (warm compresses, sialogogues, gland massage), the patient should also receive a/an

A. 2-week course of oral clindamycin

B. 4 to 6 week course of intravenous vancomycin

C. Sialendoscopy

D. Minor salivary gland lip biopsy

E. MRI with gadolinium

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