Chapter 116 - Thyroid Quiz

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Thyroid Disease Quizzes & Trivia

The thyroid is tasked with producing hormones, which regulate the body’s energy use. The thyroid may be unable to undertake its functions due to too much or too little production of hormones. Standard treatment for hypothyroidism involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine. This oral medication restores adequate hormone levels, reversing the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism. Take up the quiz below to know how much you understood from chapter 116 on the thyroid.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Otolaryngologic manifestations of hypothyroidism include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      SNHL and tinnitus

    • B. 

      Sinus congestion

    • C. 

      Enlargement of the tongue

    • D. 

      Husky, raspy voice

  • 2. 
    TSH levels are useful in all of the following clinical scenarios except
    • A. 

      A 58-yr old female previously diagnosed with hypothyroidism, to establish the severity of her disease

    • B. 

      Screening for hypothyroidism in a 24 yr old symptomatic woman

    • C. 

      Guidance of thyroid replacement regimen in an elderly gentleman with longstanding hypothyroidism

    • D. 

      Establishing diagnosis in a 38 yr old man with palpitations, wt loss and increasing diaphoresis, who had normal T4 and T3 levels

  • 3. 
    Methimazole and PTU may lead to remission of Graves’ disease by
    • A. 

      Decreasing the release of thyroid hormone

    • B. 

      An immunosuppressive action

    • C. 

      Decreasing thyroid hormone biosynthesis

    • D. 

      Toxic effects on thyroid follicular cells

  • 4. 
    All of the following should be administered to a patient with thyroid storm except
    • A. 

      Supportive measures to maintain adequate CNS and CVS function

    • B. 

      Propanolol

    • C. 

      High doses of glucocorticoids

    • D. 

      Purified thyroglobulin to bind excess free T4

    • E. 

      Inorganic iodine, orally or by NG tube

  • 5. 
    You have just completed a total thyroidectomy and SND for a 48-yr old woman with papillary CA and metastatic disease in the neck. She is scheduled to undergo I131 treatment in 6-8wks. In the interim, you prescribe
    • A. 

      Synthroid

    • B. 

      Cytomel

    • C. 

      Synthroid and Cytomel

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 6. 
    The primary blood supply for the superior parathyroid glands is
    • A. 

      Superior thyroid artery

    • B. 

      Inferior thyroid artery

    • C. 

      Thyrocervical trunk

    • D. 

      Carotid artery

  • 7. 
    Unlike other malignancies, which factor has an important prognostic significance in patientswith thyroid cancer
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Regional mets

    • C. 

      Age

    • D. 

      Histologic type

  • 8. 
    The most common form of thyroid carcinoma is
    • A. 

      Follicular

    • B. 

      Medullary

    • C. 

      Papillary

    • D. 

      Anaplastic

  • 9. 
    The primary method of spread for follicular carcinoma beyond the initial disease site is
    • A. 

      Regional mets

    • B. 

      Local extension

    • C. 

      Distant mets

  • 10. 
    Where does the RLN enter the laryngeal framework?
    • A. 

      Deep to the inferior thyroid artery

    • B. 

      Lateral to the inferior constrictor muscles

    • C. 

      Between the arch of the cricoids cartilage and the inferior cornu of the thyroid cartilage

    • D. 

      Through the cricothyroid muscle

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