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BIOL 2010: Anatomy and Physiology I CNS Injury: Brain vs Spinal Cord Directions: Read the case study below and complete the questions at the end. You will form small groups in class to collaborate and produce your final answer. < hr noshade="noshade" />Brain vs. Spinal Cord: A Directed Case Study in CNS Injury (modified from a case study by Patrick Field, Kean University and Tom Cappaert, Central Michigan University) Dr. Green and Dr. Carter were nearing the end of the first year of their medical residency in the emergency department of County General Hospital. It had been a long year and a long week. They had been on duty for the last 12 hours and things were not slowing down. "What are you plans for the weekend, Ken? "…show more content…
Then answer the questions below. (1 pt) Discussion Questions: (Hint: Read the discussion of sensory and motor PATHWAYS in Chapter 15 and pay careful attention to where they cross over from right side to left side) BIOL 2010: Anatomy and Physiology I CNS Injury: Brain vs Spinal Cord 1. For each of the following diagnostic test results, note which specific part of the brain would have to be damaged to create those symptoms. (include right and left sides in your analysis). (2pts) Sensory Testing Decreased sensation to fine touch, pressure, and vibration in the right upper/lower extremities: Decreased temperature discrimination (cold vs. warm) in the left upper/lower extremities: Motor Testing Decreased strength and movement of the right upper/lower extremities during muscle testing: Decreased strength and movement of left abdominal muscles: Absence of triceps and biceps reflexes in the right upper extremity: 2. For each of the following diagnostic test results, note which specific segment of the spinal cord would have to be damaged to create those symptoms. (include right and left sides in your analysis). (2pts) Sensory Testing Decreased sensation to fine touch, pressure, and vibration in the right upper/lower extremities: Decreased temperature discrimination (cold vs. warm) in the left upper/lower
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