Crohn Disease Pathology

Q) Which of the following is not characteristic of Crohn Disease  : * (From AIIMS 2020 November GI)  

a) Granular mucosa
b) Transmural involvement
c) Skip lesions
d) Giant cell granuloma

Ans a ) Granular Mucosa- This is a feature of ulcerative colitis ( Table 49-7 Sabiston 20) 

The typical gross appearance of ulcerative colitis is hyperemic mucosa. Friable and granular mucosa is common in more severe cases, and ulceration may not be readily evident. ( Saby 1340) 

IN Crohn disease - Microscopically, there are focal areas of chronic inflammation involving all layers of the intestinal wall with lymphoid
aggregates. Non-caseating giant cell granulomas are found in 60% of patients and when present clearly allow a confident diagnosis of CD.

( Bailey 1242) 

 

Malignant features of salivary gland tumors

Q) What is not a clinical feature of malignant conversion of salivary gland tumor? 

a) Pain 

b) Facial nerve weakness

c) Swelling

d) Cervical lymph node swelling

Ans a

Clinical features of high-grade malignant salivary tumours include

1. facial nerve weakness

2. rapid enlargement of the swelling; 

3. induration and/or ulceration of the overlying skin;

4. cervical node enlargement.

Ref Bailey 27th page 783

Most of these tumors are painless

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