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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 5-year-old female was brought to the neurology clinic for a second opinion for paroxysmal spells of dizziness. The family states that several times a month the patient will develop severe dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms usually only last less than 5 minutes. An MRI and 24-hour ambulatory EEG have been performed in the last 3 months. Both were unremarkable. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 66-year-old male presents to the emergency room as an unrestrained driver in a motor vehicle accident. While initially only complaining of mild neck pain, within 30 minutes of the collision he started to experience bilateral numbness in his hands and significant symmetric upper limb weakness. Soon thereafter, the weakness extended down to his lower extremities. Neurologic examination is remarkable for loss of pain and temperature sensation in his bilateral upper extremities and symmetric bilateral upper extremity greater than lower extremity weakness. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 73-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and atrial fibrillation presented to the emergency room with an acute onset of language difficulties. On examination, his speech is nonsensical but fluent. He is unable to understand commands, but repetition is intact. Which of the following best describes this patient’s aphasia?
A 45-year-old patient presents with complaints of new-onset double vision. On the general neurologic exam, you note the patient tilts their head to the left. The remainder of the physical exam is unremarkable. Which of the following is the most common underlying pathologic cause of this issue?
Which of the following has the longest half-life?
A 32-year-old female presents to the emergency room after a motor vehicle accident as a restrained back seat passenger. Her only complaint on arrival is back pain. She has bruises across her abdomen and chest and a normal neurological exam. Thoracic spine imaging was completed and is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 63-year-old woman with a history of right-sided breast cancer status post-mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation presents to your clinic with a 2 months history of right arm pain and paresthesias. Which of the following findings on EMG/NCS would most likely suggest a radiation-induced plexopathy over a recurrent neoplastic plexopathy?
A 71-year-old female with a past medical history of hypertension presents to the clinic with a 1-year history of a progressive right tremor. She only notices the tremor when she is sitting still. On physical exam, you notice that her movements are not smooth, and she seems rigid in her extremities. She also demonstrates a slow, shuffling gait. This patient’s condition is most likely due to the loss of which neurotransmitter?
A 32-year-old obese and pregnant female in her third trimester presents to the clinic with pain and tingling of the lateral thigh with occasional aching in the groin. It is worsened by moving to a standing or sitting position and by wearing tight underwear. She has numbness on the right anterolateral thigh up to the level of the hip. The strength exam is normal. Which nerve is likely affected?
A 90-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with an acute change in mental status. On examination, she is alert but is not answering questions or following commands. Speech is fluent, but not interpretable. Comprehension is severely impaired. Interestingly she was able to repeat full sentences without much difficulty. Which of the following is the most likely territory of ischemic damage?
A 7-day-old infant is in the hospital since birth when he starts having seizures. He has been feeding poorly thus far. On examination, he has hypotonia, as well as distinctive facial features of midface hypoplasia, hypoplastic supraorbital ridges, and a prominent high forehead. The metabolic testing panel returns with elevated very-long-chain fatty acids. What is the physiology of this disorder?
Identify the pathological abnormality shown in the image below.
A 65-year-old female presents with an abrupt onset of akinetic mutism, lack of motivation, apathy, bilateral leg weakness, and incontinence. A lesion to which of the following vascular territories could explain her symptoms?
You are caring for a patient with Lewy body dementia who is having difficulty with myoclonic jerks. Which of the following is considered the first-line treatment for cortical myoclonus?
A 24-year-old male presents to the clinic with numbness in the hands and feet. He has been experiencing these symptoms since his late teens, but the numbness has gotten progressively worse. Additionally, he has been stumbling and losing his balance more frequently in the past 18 months, and he received a new pair of glasses because he was having trouble with his vision at night. On physical exam, he has decreased sensation to vibration and pinprick in his bilateral lower extremities and palpable, enlarged nerves. Laboratory studies reveal an elevated level of phytanic acid. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) classically have which of the following associated with their disease?
Patients with Krabbe disease have a pathologic accumulation of which of the following?
A 40-year-old textile worker is brought to the clinic for slowly progressive symptoms including shuffling gait, tremor, and profuse drooling. On examination, his speech is difficult to understand and there is cogwheel rigidity in his arms and legs. His tremor is most evident when his limbs are at rest. Exposure to which of the following is the most likely cause of the patients’ symptoms?
A 53-year-old male presents with a 3-month history of hypersexuality, visual agnosia, excessive chewing, and lip-smacking. Past medical history is notable for HSV encephalitis 6 months ago, which was treated with IV acyclovir. Based on the clinical history and examination, which of the following would most likely be appreciated on a brain MRI?
An 8-year-old patient with new-onset seizures has an MRI performed after seeing you in the clinic. Based on the lesion appreciated in the image, what seizure type does this patient most likely experience?
Which of the following identifies the sigmoid sinus?
The usage of bupropion increases the risk of which of the following?
According to the Bouthillier Classification, which segment of the internal carotid artery is colored below in orange in this sagittal angiogram?
A 65-year-old female presents to the clinic with painless double vision that started abruptly 5 days ago. On exam, pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light bilaterally. On extraocular muscle testing, the left eye has a normal range of motion but the right eye is unable to adduct or elevate. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms?
A 57-year-old male with HIV who is non-compliant with HAART therapy presented to the emergency room with a 4-week history of altered mental status and falls. On neurological examination, the patient was altered, ataxic, and had right upper extremity weakness. An MRI was performed and shown below. Based on the clinical presentation and imaging provided, what is the most appropriate first step in medical management?
Identify the structures labeled in the image below:
A 42-year-old man with a longstanding history of chronic alcohol abuse was found down unresponsive in a public park. He was intubated in the field and brought emergently to the emergency room where his blood alcohol level was 0.32%. A chest X-ray revealed aspiration pneumonia. He was admitted to the ICU, sedated, started on broad-spectrum antibiotics, and aggressively fluid resuscitated. On the second day of the hospitalization, the sedative was weaned but the patient remained comatose. An MRI was performed to identify a possible cause of his symptoms. What is the most likely diagnosis?
All of the following therapies can be useful in the management of cluster headaches except:
Which of the following is most strongly associated with an increased risk of seizure recurrence after a first unprovoked seizure?
A 26-year-old female with a past medical history of pulmonary embolism presents with seizures and left-sided weakness. She had been complaining about a headache for the past week. An MR venogram is shown below. Which of the following is the next best step in management?
Identify the lesion shown in the image below.
A 26-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with third-degree burns covering the entire palmar aspect of her right hand. She claims that she was cooking dinner and touched the stove, but states that she “didn’t notice it was hot”. On neurologic exam, she is unable to distinguish between hot and cold sensations on her hands, arms, shoulders, chest, and back. She also fails to respond to pinprick sensation in the same distribution. She denies any major recent traumatic injuries. Which of the following is the most likely cause of her symptoms?
A 3-year-old girl is admitted to the hospital with a 2-day history of constipation, lethargy, and a weak cry. Repetitive stimulation performed at 20 Hz revealed incremental response. What is the likely cause of this patient’s illness?
What is the pathophysiology of the lesion provided below?
The trochlear nucleus sends nerve fibers to which of the following muscles?
A 40-year-old woman is hospitalized at an inpatient psychiatric facility for new behavioral disturbances and a suicide attempt. She has also begun to develop unusual movements of her bilateral upper extremities. The movements are non-rhythmic, high-amplitude, low-frequency, and involve the entire extremity. Her brain MRI is shown below. Which of the following may help to treat her movements?
A 19-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department after a rollover motor vehicle accident. On arrival, she was intubated and sedated for respiratory failure secondary to pneumothorax. Examination revealed intact brain stem reflexes and decreased spontaneous movement of the left side of her body. Her axial head CT scan is shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following arteries supplying the thalamus provides supply to the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN)?
A 32-year-old male with a longstanding history of epilepsy secondary to mesial temporal sclerosis returns to your clinic. Despite being on appropriate doses of levetiracetam and valproic acid he continues to have 20 partial seizures and 4 generalized tonic-clonic seizures per month. Which of the following is the next best step in his care?
You are interested in initiating tetrabenazine for a patient with refractory chorea. You should educate the patient that this medication carries a black box warning for which of the following?
A 6-year-old developmentally normal male presents after experiencing an episode of jerking of the right side of his mouth and inability to speak lasting 2 minutes. The patient is now back to baseline and has an EEG performed. Based on this clinical picture, which of the following abnormalities would you most expect to see on the EEG?
Which of the following CSF findings would be expected in a patient with AIDP?
A morbidly obese patient with a past medical history of brainstem stroke and excessive daytime sleepiness undergoes polysomnography. Polysomnographic testing revealed an average of 8-10 apnea/hypopneas per hour during sleep. During prolonged periods of apnea, there were no out-of-phase movements on plethysmography. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following findings is depicted in the MR Angiogram shown below?
A 17-month male was brought to the pediatric neurology clinic was brought to the clinic with concerns for developmental delay. Parents note that the child was a product of a normal pregnancy and his delivery was uncomplicated. A developmental delay was appreciated by 8 months of age. He is largely non-verbal. He appears happy in the room, laughing spontaneously without any external stimuli. Which of the following abnormalities most likely explains this developmental disorder?
Which of the following medications increase the risk of contraceptive failure in patients taking estrogen-containing oral contraceptive pills (OCPs)?
Which of the following is the most appropriate initial screening test for suspected restless leg syndrome?
A 14-year-old male is evaluated in your clinic for seizures. Past medical history is significant for brief staring spells in elementary school. Now the patient is having generalized seizures especially when he is sleep-deprived. Additionally, the patient has recently been experiencing jerky movements of both arms in the morning, resulting in him dropping objects from his hands. An EEG shows generalized 4-6 Hz polyspike and wave discharges. What is the most likely diagnosis?
All of the following medications have Level A or B evidence in migraine prophylaxis except:
Which of the following is the relay center for sensory information of the body?
A 78-year-old male with a past medical history of depression and chronic alcohol use presents to the clinic with his wife for evaluation of a tremor. He states that the tremor is most severe at rest and disappears with purposeful movement. His wife states that he has been having slower movements over the past year. On physical exam, a “pill-rolling” resting tremor is noted in his left hand and the patient has difficulty with gait initiation and takes short steps when walking forward. Which dopaminergic pathway is most likely affected in this patient?
A 63-year-old woman with right leg weakness and pain has an MRI performed to evaluate for a possible cause. Her imaging is provided below. Based on the location of the lesion, which of the following muscles is most likely weak on examination?
Which of the following is the most likely cause of the findings appreciated on the axial CT head shown below?
You are evaluating a patient in the clinic for loss of light touch, pain, and body position in the left upper and lower limbs. Within which of the following thalamic nuclei do these signals synapse to third-order neurons?
Which of the following vessels that supply the thalamus originates from the P2 segment of the posterior cerebral artery and supplies the lateral geniculate nucleus?
A 34-year-old female with a history of chronic daily headaches had an MRI performed as part of her workup. Her imaging is shown below. What is the likely etiology of the lesion shown?
A 46-year-old female presents to the clinic with complaints of recurring headaches. She states that she experiences episodes of sharp pain in her left cheek, which is exacerbated by eating or a cold wind blowing on her face. Outside of these triggers, she is largely pain-free. She doesn’t endorse any associated rhinorrhea, lacrimation, or facial flushing. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment for her disease?
A 68-year-old man with an unknown past medical history presents with language difficulties. His spontaneous speech is non-fluent. He has anomia and difficulty following complex tasks, but intact repetition. A solitary lesion in which of the following regions can present with these symptoms?
A 33-year-old woman with a past medical history of depression is brought to the clinic by her husband because of atypical behavior. For the past three weeks, her thoughts have become progressively more disorganized. She is also having auditory hallucinations. Similar behavior has been seen intermittently over the past five years. Despite having a history of depression, her husband says the depression has been well controlled for the last three months. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 37-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents to the emergency department with a one-day history of difficulty walking. On examination, he has right leg paresis and hyperreflexia with a right-sided Babinski response. His non-contrast axial CT scan is shown below. Which of the following is the most likely etiology of this patient’s symptoms?
A 4-year-old girl with multiple seizure types and intellectual disability has an EEG performed that shows 1.5 Hz to 2.5 Hz spike and wave discharges. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 72-year-old female presents to the clinic with her husband who states that she is “seeing things that aren’t there”. For the past two weeks, she has been complaining of bats flying around her room at night. Comparable visual disturbances have occurred over the past year, but have gotten progressively worse recently. She has also been acting out a lot at night; her husband states that she has been violently kicking and flailing her arms while asleep. Finally, she has been experiencing cognitive decline, including forgetting where she lives, what year it is, and the names of her grandchildren. On exam, there is symmetric cog-wheel rigidity appreciated. What is the most likely diagnosis?
The vessel labeled 1 in the angiogram provided supplies all of the following structures EXCEPT:
Which of the following findings is depicted in the catheter angiogram shown?
A 39-year-old homeless man presents to the emergency room with fever, headache, and meningismus which has slowly progressed over the past 3 weeks. The patient is lethargic and agitated when aroused. Neurological examination reveals an isolated left abducens nerve palsy. Funduscopic examination reveals blurring of the optic discs. An MRI is performed and shown below. What is the most likely diagnosis?
An MRI is performed on a 40-year-old man after experiencing his first unprovoked seizure. The lesion appreciated on the MRI T2 sequence shown below is most likely which of the following?
A 55-year-old male presents to the clinic with a complaint of right lower extremity pain and weakness. On examination of the right lower extremity, there is decreased sensation to pinprick on the medial calf and foot, 4/5 strength with knee extension, and a mute patellar reflex. These findings are most likely due to radiculopathy of which of the following nerve roots?
A 35-year-old male presents to the neurology clinic for the management of seizures. The patient reports having focal to bilateral tonic-clonic seizures (FTBTC) since the age of 15. His seizures are usually preceded by the smell of burning rubber. He will then have left hand automatisms followed by whole-body tonic-clonic activity. Levetiracetam monotherapy was initially effective. However, 1 year ago seizures returned, occurring once every two months. Lacosamide was added 6 months ago but there has been no significant improvement in his seizure frequency. Levels of these two anti-seizure medications (ASMs) are therapeutic and there have been no concerns regarding medication adherence. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
A previously healthy 25-year-old female presents to the emergency room with lower extremity weakness, numbness, and urinary retention. Lower extremity hyperreflexia and a sensory level at T10 were appreciated on examination. A contrasted cervical/thoracic and lumbar MRI was performed and shown below. Lumbar puncture was performed after imaging was completed and showed an elevated protein concentration, normal glucose, 3 WBCs, and oligoclonal bands. Rheumatologic studies are negative. Based on the most likely diagnosis, what is the most appropriate next step in medical management?
A 65-year-old female patient presents with right homonymous hemianopsia for the past week. She also says she has difficulty reading but no problems with writing. Which of the following area of the brain is likely affected?
A patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) most likely has which of the following findings on electromyography (EMG)?
Which of the following areas, if selectively lesioned, would cause an error with voluntary vertical saccades with spared horizontal saccades and sparred occulocephalic vertical reflex?
Which of the following occurs at point “4” on this diagram of an action potential?
The pathology shown in the image below is most consistent with which of the following?
Based on the MRI imaging shown below, which of the following structural abnormalities is likely also present?
A 61-year-old male with a past medical history of GI cancer status post gastric resection at age 57, consequently on parenteral nutrition, presents to your clinic for a second opinion. He complains of slow movements and rigidity in his arms and legs that have slowly progressed over the last year. He denies tremors or cognitive change. He saw a different neurologist who started him on carbidopa/levodopa 6 months ago but the response has been minimal and he continues to get worse. You decide to perform a brain MRI and you see bilateral hyperintensity of the globus pallidi on the T1-weighted image. What treatment should you add?
A 32-year-old female comes into the clinic with a continuous, throbbing headache for 5 months. The pain is unilateral near the temple. The headache is constant but there are periods of pain exacerbations that can last from minutes to days and are debilitating. There is associated lacrimation and rhinorrhea on the ipsilateral side. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 4-year-old boy is in the hospital for headache and abdominal pain and is being treated by the pediatric service for possible constipation, for which they have given polyethylene glycol. You are consulted due to the new onset of inability to extend his left wrist. On exam, you note a bluish coloration of the gingiva.
A peripheral blood smear is requested and shows microcytic RBCs with basophilic stippling. Anemia in this disease is caused in part by inhibition of which of the following?
A 47-year-old woman from the Caribbean presents to the clinic with a seven-year history of progressive difficulty with ambulation. The exam is notable for lower extremity spasticity. An MRI is ordered and shows atrophy of the spinal cord without other changes. The clinical and MRI findings for this patient are most likely secondary to which of the following infections?
A 5-year-old boy is seen in the clinic for seizures, vision loss, and progressive loss of milestones. MRI of the brain shows a posterior predominant leukodystrophy. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Identify the tract marked by the red arrow in the spinal cord diagram below.
A 68-year-old right-handed male with HTN and atrial fibrillation formerly taking Eliquis, but stopped months ago due to GI bleed, presents for acute onset neurologic symptoms. He is able to understand speech and commands, however, he is unable to speak fluently and can not get the right words out. Despite this, he is able to accurately repeat words you say and correctly name items that are pointed to. What other neurologic symptom is also likely to be present on the exam?
A full-term (40 weeks gestational age) male had an uncomplicated delivery with good APGAR scores. However, the family has noticed unexplained episodes of tremulousness. Because of these abnormal movements, an EEG was ordered. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the findings shown in the epoch below?
Which of the following medications is considered a first-line agent for the management of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
Identify the pattern seen in the 5th second of this EEG recording.
Which of the following comorbidities are responsible for the lesion appreciated in the image below?
Where is the anatomic origin of the normal EEG sleep structure seen in the 3rd second of this recording?
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?
Which of the following identifies the vein of Galen?
Which of the following medications, when taken alongside statin therapy, increases the risk of statin-induced myopathy?
A 24-year-old man comes to the emergency room with severe left-hand pain after a fall at home. The patient refuses to allow the nurse or doctor to do a physical exam. A hand X-ray is unremarkable. She insists that all she needs is a note for two weeks of paid leave from her job. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
What is the mechanism of action of phenobarbital?
A patient with Alzheimer’s disease donates their brain for research on neurodegenerative disease. A histopathologic, H&E-stained, sample of his brain tissue is shown below. What is the structure marked by the black arrow?
A 38-year-old man visiting from India presents to your clinic as a new patient for months of weakness in bilateral ankles to dorsiflexion and plantar flexion. On exam, he has diminished reflexes. He had an EMG done recently, showing axonal neuropathy in the lower extremities. He does not have his medication list with him, but he states he has taken a medication prescribed in India for “a cough” for several months. Which of the following labs would provide the highest yield?
A 78-year-old male with no past medical history presents to the ED with left-sided hemiparesis and slurred speech at 9 AM. She is unable to provide a clear clinical history. She was noted to be found at 7:30 AM in bed with the above-stated symptoms. Her husband states that the patient went to bed at 10:00 PM the previous night without any symptoms. CT head shows no blood or hypodensities, and CTA head/neck reveals a right MCA occlusion. Her NIHSS is 17. Which of the following treatment options is the most appropriate next step based on the available data?
Concentrically-layered Schwann-cell processes (“onion bulbs”) are seen surrounding nerve fibers on nerve biopsy in which of the following diseases?
A 2 month-old female is brought to the emergency room by her mother after she noticed abnormal movements concerning for possible seizure. The child was born at term and was the product of a normal pregnancy and delivery. While gathering a history, the child is lying on the bed still when you notice repetitive movements of his bilateral lower limbs. When her mother notices she picks up the patient and the movements resolve. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 68-year-old male presents with complaints of insomnia for 2 years. On further questioning, he also endorses a 2 years period of feelings of guilt about his sleeping, considerably low appetite (current BMI = 17), and low energy. He used to enjoy checkers but has lost interest in most activities these days. He denies suicidal ideation. He has previously declined medications to help with this, but he says he is ready to try something. Which of the following medications is most appropriate?
The abnormalities appreciated on the MRI below are due to a defect in which of the following processes?