MCQs in Oral Pathology

Chapter 17: Common skin lesions of the head and neck


1-Which of the following conditions has the best overall prognosis, assuming that the lesions are of equal size:

  1. Squamous cell carcinoma of the upper lip
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue base
  3. Squamous cell carcinoma of the soft palate
  4. Carcinoma of the maxillary sinus
  5. Basal cell carcinoma







The answer is: E


2-The most prevalent malignancy in the oral cavity is:

  1. Basal cell carcinoma
  2. Kaposi's sarcoma
  3. Adenocarcinoma
  4. Metastatic cancer
  5. None of the above







The answer is: E


3-Oral and conjunctival lesions are associated with which of the following conditions:

  1. Mucous membrane pemphigoid
  2. Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  3. Drug reactions
  4. Behcet's syndrome
  5. All the above







The answer is: E


4- The cells most frequently found in a Granuloma are:

  1. Mast cells
  2. Giant cells
  3. Lymphocytes
  4. Neutrophils
  5. RBCs







The answer is: C


5-Bifid ribs, calcified falx cerebri, and other skeletal abnormalities are associated with which of the following:

  1. Gardner's syndrome
  2. Cleidocranial dysplasia
  3. Albright's syndrome
  4. Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
  5. Osteogenesis imperfecta







The answer is: D


6- The excessive formation of scar tissue is called:

  1. Fibroma
  2. Myxoma
  3. Keloid
  4. Myoma
  5. Carcinoma







The answer is: C


7-Vesicles or bullae of the mucous membrane or skin are seen in all the following EXCEPT:

  1. Herpes simplex
  2. Herpes zoster
  3. Agranulocytosis
  4. Pemphigus
  5. SLE







The answer is: C


8-Which of the following is a self-healing carcinoma is:

  1. Squamous carcinoma
  2. Keratoacanthoma
  3. Papilloma
  4. Pigmented nevus







The answer is: B