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CT Scan of a Blockage to the Right Cerebral Hemisphere

NEURO-RABMDY

Mr. W is a patient of yours; you discovered from observation of his CT scan, shown below, that he developed a blood clot that blocked the blood supply to the right cerebral hemisphere.

Choose the BEST choice below to explain what happened as a result of no blood supply to the brain in that area.

What would be the signs and symptoms you would find during his physical examination as a result of this blockage?

Monfils, Lucien. Stroke. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web.

A

Upon examining your patient, there would be no symptoms because nothing has happened. This appears to be a normal brain CT scan.

B

Upon examining your patient, you would expect to observe a right-sided paralysis of the body.

C

Upon examining your patient, you would expect to observe a left-sided paralysis of the body.

D

Upon examining your patient, you would expect to observe a both-sided paralysis.

E

Upon examining your patient, you would expect to observe a right-sided paralysis in the lower extremity only.