The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 58

A patient presents with a recurrent history of swelling on the right side of the jaw that begins while eating and subsides within two hours postprandially. You suspect:

  1. hypochondriasis
  2. sialolithiasis
  3. parotitis
  4. an abscessed tooth
  5. conjunctivitis mandibularis

Answer: B


Sialo(salivary gland) lithiasis (stone) is described in this question. Parotitis would be inflammation and infection of the parotid gland (usually due to a stone that is stuck in the duct). A parotitis patient would be acutely ill with redness of the gland and fever.

Know Your Content Blueprint

Sialolithiasis and Sialadenitis are part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint EENT (9%).


A 3-year-old with swelling in front of and behind the left ear (watch video)

Brush up on your PANCE/PANRE mouth and throat disorders (pearls) and review the treatment of sialadenitis.

The Daily PANCE and PANRE

Get 60 days of PANCE and PANRE Multiple Choice Board Review Questions delivered daily to your inbox. It's 100% FREE and 100% Awesome!

You have Successfully Subscribed!