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Question 1: What is the role of HPV oncoprotein E6 in tumorogenesis?

  1. Binds and suppresses p53

  2. Binds and enhances p53

  3. Binds and suppresses pRB

  4. Binds and enhances pRB

  5. Binds and enhances function of p21


Reference: 1) Snijders PJF, Scholes AGM, Hart CA, et al. Prevalence of mucosa tropic human papillomaviruses in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Int J Cancer 1996; 66: 464-469 2) Flint P. 2010. Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 5th edition. Chapter 96, Mosby Inc.

Question 2: During a total laryngectomy, a surgeon grasps the hyoid and skeletonizes the greater cornu from the its attachments with a scissor. While dissecting, she is careful to hug the posterior surface of the hyoid bone to avoid injury to what clinically relevant structure?

  1. Superior laryngeal nerve

  2. Hypoglossal nerve

  3. Ansa cervicalis

  4. Superior thyroid artery

  5. Lingual nerve

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