Chapter 28. Pancreas
All of the following are true about the anatomy of the pancreas, except
A. The head is adherent to the medial duodenum.
B. The body is in contact posteriorly with the left crus of the diaphragm and the left adrenal gland.
C. The common bile duct passes through a groove in the posterior aspect of the head.
D. The uncinate process lies anterior to the superior mesenteric artery.
E. The main pancreatic duct is also known as the duct of Wirsung.
The correct answer is D. The uncinate process lies anterior to the superior mesenteric artery
Serum amylase can come from
The correct answer is D. Parotid gland
A. Is usually caused by acute cholecystitis
B. Can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis
C. Causes inflammation of the pancreas that is usually not discernible by computed tomography scan
D. Is associated with common bile duct stones in > 80% of patients
E. Progresses to chronic pancreatitis in about 40% of those affected
The correct answer is B. Can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis
A. Is unresectable at the time of diagnosis in most people
B. Is smaller at diagnosis, on average, for tumors in the tail of the pancreas than those in the head
C. Can be resected by pancreaticoduodenectomy for those tumors limited to the tail
D. Has a similar prognosis as malignant pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
E. Should generally be managed by operative enucleation
The correct answer is A. Is unresectable at the time of diagnosis in most people
A. Typically requires emergent operation
B. Should not include ...