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Tumor Location

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Your patient, Mr. J, states to you that he has been experiencing drastic mood swings and disturbances in his thirst and hunger feelings. From your knowledge as a neurosurgeon, you listen carefully because signs of sudden drastic changes in behavior can indicate that a brain tumor could be the likely cause of these findings.

Before ordering a brain scan of Mr. J, and in order to narrow down what part of the brain should be imaged on a scan, based on the patient's behavior, what part of the brain is the tumor most likely located?

A

Prefrontal cortex.

B

Medulla oblongata.

C

Cerebral ganglia.

D

Hypothalamus.

E

Temporal lobe.