Listed below are questions based on articles that appeared in last month's print edition of the Archives. Registered continuing medical education participants should use the August 2003 answer sheet to answer these questions. Answers appear inverted at the bottom of the page.

  • 1. Inflammatory prostatic atrophy does not appear to be associated with incidental carcinoma or high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (Figure).

    True or False

    (from Inflammatory Atrophy of the Prostate—Billis & Magna)

  • 2. Primary duodenal adenocarcinoma accounts for what percentage of all gastrointestinal cancers?

    •  a. <0.1%

    •  b. >2.0%

    •  c. <0.5%

    •  d. >5.0%

      (from Primary Duodenal Carcinoma Showing Divergent Growth Patterns as Determined by Microdissection-Based Mutational Genotyping—Cheung et al)

  • 3. The presence of antiangiogenic effects might be attractive if survivin antisense therapy can be directed toward:

    •  a. glioblastoma multiforme

    •  b. anaplastic oligodendrogliomas

    •  c. vascular gliomas

    •  d. a and c

    •  e. a, b, and c

      (from Survivin in Glioblastomas—Kleinschmidt-DeMasters et al)

  • 4. Pulmonary involvement with the dimorphic fungus, Sporothrix schenckii, is rare.

    True or False

    (from Laryngeal and Respiratory Tract Sporotrichosis and Steroid Inhaler Use—Zhou et al)

  • 5. Intracytoplasmic pigment has been noted in:

    •  a. astrocytoma

    •  b. ganglioglioma

    •  c. medulloblastoma

    •  d. a and b

    •  e. a, b, and c

      (from Pigmented Ependymoma With Lipofuscin and Neuromelanin Production—Chan et al)

  • 6. Umbilical cord abnormalities may account for as many as 9–11% of spontaneous abortions occurring in early gestation.

    True or False

    (from Umbilical Cord Lesions in Early Intrauterine Fetal Demise—Singh et al)

Answers: 1, True. 2, c. 3, e. 4, True. 5, e. 6, True.