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Neurology 8

A 20-year-old woman presents to the emergency department immediately after falling 10 feet off a ladder. On presentation, she has a Glasgow Coma Score of 15 and complains of left sided head pain. CT scan indicates a left frontoparietal epidural hematoma. She then develops right lower extremity weakness. Her pupils are equally round and reactive to light at this time.

Which of the following explains her progression of symptoms?

  • A) Left anterior cerebral artery compression
  • B) Left middle cerebral artery compression
  • C) Right anterior cerebral artery compression
  • D) Right middle cerebral artery compression
  • E) Uncal herniation


Alexandra Conway


Dr. Ted O'Connell

Last updated

Oct 24, 2023

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