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1

The spinocerebellar fibers are lateral to the _____________.

lateral corticospinal tract

2

Review cauda equina syndrome and conus medullaris syndrome.

Ok!

3

One of Fisher's rules: "Resist the temptation to _________________."

prematurely place a case or disorder into a diagnositic cubbyhole that fits poorly. Allowing it to remain unknown stimulates continuing activity and thought

4

What is the "HANDS Tremor" mnemonic?

With a cerebellar lesion, the patient develops the following:
- hypotonia
- ataxia
- nystagmus
- dysarthria
- stance/gait problems
- tremor

5

Ojemann wants us to know the "common" and "dangerous" sources of headache. What are they?

Common:
- migraine
- cluster headache
- tension headache

Dangerous:
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Increased intracranial pressure
- Giant cell arteritis
- Meningitis

6

Ojemann wants us to know the "common" and "dangerous" sources of back pain. What are they?

Common:
- lumbar stenosis
- radiculopathy
- muscle strain
- degenerative disk disease

Dangerous:
- cauda equina syndrome
- conus medullaris syndrome

7

Ojemann wants us to know the "common" and "dangerous" sources of visual loss. What are they?

Common:
- cataracts
- presbyopia
- macular degeneration

Dangerous:
- retinal detachment
- pituitary tumor
- glaucoma
- increased ICP

8

Ojemann wants us to know the "common" and "dangerous" sources of numbness. What are they?

Common:
- diabetic neuropathy
- entrapment neuropathy

Dangerous:
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- syringomyelia

9

One of Fisher's other rules: "Pay particular attention to ________________."

the specifics of a patient with a known diagnosis; it will be helpful later when similar phenomena occur in an unknown case

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