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Neuroanatomy recall 90-year-old woman named Uma Thurman experiences the sudden onset of lower extremity weakness and collapse on getting out of bed. She has been previously healthy and has not taken any medications. She has no history of back pain. On examination, she is alert and oriented to time, place and date. Her upper extremity sensation and strength are intact. Her legs are weak bilaterally, with loss of pain and temperature sensation and areflexia. Her bladder is distended. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? [Note: It was a sort of hard question in my opinion] (Reminder: You MUST know why each of the answers below are right or wrong) (Note: if shown a CT, can you point to the structure affected?) 1-Posterior cerebral artery occlusion 2-Anterior cerebral artery occlusion 3-Anterior spinal artery occlusion 4-Slipped disk compression 5-Cauda equine syn. 6-Sciatica syn. 7-Gullain-Barre

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Neuroanatomy recall

90-year-old woman named Uma Thurman experiences the sudden onset of lower extremity weakness and collapse on getting out of bed. She has been previously healthy and has not taken any medications. She has no history of back pain. On examination, she is alert and oriented to time, place and date. Her upper extremity sensation and strength are intact. Her legs are weak bilaterally, with loss of pain and temperature sensation and areflexia. Her bladder is distended. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? [Note: It was a sort of hard question in my opinion] (Reminder: You MUST know why each of the answers below are right or wrong) (Note: if shown a CT, can you point to the structure affected?)
1-Posterior cerebral artery occlusion
2-Anterior cerebral artery occlusion
3-Anterior spinal artery occlusion
4-Slipped disk compression
5-Cauda equine syn.
6-Sciatica syn.
7-Gullain-Barre

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