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Which of the following can be appreciated on histopathologic analysis of ischemic tissue five hours after an ischemic injury to the cortex?
An 87-year-old male presents with a 2-year history of worsening cognitive decline and speech difficulties. Brain MRI reveals multiple chronic cerebral infarcts. The neurological exam reveals adequate comprehension and fluency but naming was impaired. What is the most likely diagnosis?
The trochlear nucleus sends nerve fibers to which of the following muscles?
Identify the finding noted with a blue arrow.
A 30-year-old male presents to the clinic with a fifteen-year history of progressive weakness and sensory loss in his lower extremities. Examination shows hammertoes, high arches on his feet, 4/5 ankle dorsiflexion strength, and a mild decrease in sensation to pinprick in the 1st toes bilaterally. Upon questioning he mentions that his father had similar-looking feet and started to use a cane in his fifties. Which of the following genetic mutations may be the cause of the patient’s symptoms?
A 67-year-old male presents with the inability to reach for objects in his visual field. He states that he can see the object, but on the clinical exam he can not grasp it accurately. He also is unable to see multiple objects at once. He has a past medical history of atrial fibrillation and an ischemic injury is suspected. A brain MRI would show which of the following areas of the brain is/are affected?
A 61-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the clinic with difficulty moving for the past year. He states that it takes him a lot longer to do daily tasks such as walking to the mailbox and that it is getting worse. He is accompanied by his daughter who states that she notices that he shuffles his feet when walking. On physical exam, the patient is observed to have a 4-6 Hz resting tremor in his hand. Pathologic examination of this patient’s brain tissue would most likely show which of the following?
A 42-year-old male presents as a trauma for a large motor vehicle accident. He is comatose, intubated but not sedated, and admitted to the trauma ICU. His brain imaging shows diffuse axonal damage. On examination, his pupils are reactive equally and corneal reflexes are intact, but otherwise, he has no motor response to pain, upgoing plantar reflexes bilaterally. The family asks if the patient is “brain dead”. Which of the following is not part of the confirmatory criteria on the standard brain death exam?
Which of the following symptoms is atypical for essential tremor?
Primary generalized dystonia is a genetic disorder that can be seen secondary to a mutation of which of the following genes?
Which of the following findings is depicted in the catheter angiogram shown?
A 40-year-old male with bilateral mesial sclerosis and medically refractory epilepsy presents to the epilepsy monitoring unit for a presurgical evaluation. His current anti-seizure medication regimen includes levetiracetam, lamotrigine, and clobazam. Over three days and weaned medication, the patient had 7 seizures; four from the left temporal lobe, and three from the right temporal lobe. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
A 24-year-old woman presents to the ER with a one-day history of diplopia. On examination, the patient has right internuclear ophthalmoplegia. On further discussion, she describes an episode of left lower extremity numbness about 2 years ago that resolved after a few weeks on its own. An MRI of her brain and spinal cord was ordered. Findings included a T2 hyperintense contrast-enhancing lesion in the pons, as well as non-contrast enhancing T2 hyperintense lesions in periventricular and juxtacortical regions as well as in the thoracic spinal cord. What is the next step to confirm her diagnosis?
A 28-year-old woman of Chinese descent was recently diagnosed with focal/symptomatic epilepsy. Which of the following medications should best be avoided in the management of her epilepsy?
You are caring for a 19-year-old male in the neurocritical care unit after drowning. His brain MRI is pending clinical stability. Which finding on brain MRI is most likely after a severe global hypoxic injury?