Histology Testbank: Hepatobiliary System 2


Instructions: For each histology question, pick the one best answer. This histology test bank is also useful for the histology questions on the USMLE (USMLE step 1). Click here for detailed answers and explanations.

What is the opening of the pancreatic duct into the duodenum?
a. Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses
b. Ducts of Luschka
c. Duct of Wirsung
d. Ampulla of Vater
e. Sphincter of Oddi

Which of the following is the exocrine portion of the pancreas?
a. Islets of Langerhans
b. Alpha cells
c. Beta cells
d. Delta cells
e. Acini

Which of the following clotting factors is NOT produced in the liver?
a. Factor I
b. Factor II
c. Factor IV
d. Factor IX
e. Factor X

In what structure does blood run through between the hepatocytes?
a. Hepatic artery
b. Portal triad
c. Central vein
d. Portal vein
e. Sinusoids

What is the space called that is located at the portal canal between the hepatocytes and connective tissue?
a. Space of Disse
b. Space of Mall
c. Vacuole
d. Lacuna
e. Howship's lacuna

What layer is NOT found in the gallbladder?
a. Mucosa
b. Muscularis mucosa
c. Muscularis
d. Adventita
e. Serosa

What cell type makes up the mucosa of the gallbladder?
a. Simple squamous epithelium
b. Simple cuboidal epithelium
c. Simple columnar epithelium
d. Stratified squamous epithelium
e. Transitional epithelium

What is the classification of the pancreas?
a. Mixed
b. Endocrine
c. Exocrine
d. Both endocrine and exocrine
e. None of the above

Which cell is a hepatic macrophage?
a. Kupffer cells
b. Histiocyte
c. Dust cell
d. Langerhans cell
e. Microglia

Where in the pancreas are islets of Langerhans most numerous?
a. Head
b. Body
c. Tail
d. Evenly distributed
e. Depends on the individual

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