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nbme23/Block 1/Question#28 (46.6 difficulty score)
An otherwise healthy 82-year-old man is ...
Posterior cord syndromeπŸ”
tags: neuro 

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submitted by sajaqua1(520),
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yb_26  amazing, thank you! +  
aisel1787  great explanation +  
rockodude  sensation to pinprick is DCML tract. SCD affects spinocerebellar (not spinothalamic), corticospinal, and DCML. otherwise good explanation. +1  
azibird  Sensation to pinprick is not dorsal column-medial lemniscal tract, it's spinothalamic tract. So this patient has a lesion of the dorsal columns, spinothalamic tract hypersegmented neutrophils, and anemia. What the hell is going on? How is this just posterior cord syndrome? Spinothalamic is not posterior cord. +4  

submitted by seagull(1424),
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submitted by amarousis(22),
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krewfoo99  It would affect the dorsal column tract and the spinothalamic tract. It wont affect the spinocerebellar tract (Thus Rombergs sign in B12 deficiency will be positive) All three of the tracts are affected in Friedrichs Ataxia +  
krewfoo99  Sorry. Just checked on FA. It will also affect the spinocerebellar tract +  
spow  Sensation to pinprick is DCML +  
meli  UWORLD ID:65 "many patients develop neurologic manifestations due to: axonal degeneration of the peripheral nerves, leading to numbness, paresthesia, and depressed motor reflexes." So, I think the sensation to pinprick was describing the paresthesia! +  

submitted by titanesxvi(77),
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submitted by masonkingcobra(316),
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orsllaPeyn my essiu whit htsi oqsiutne is ttha I ohtugh B21 ausesc yanmioeenltid ni tohb hte SCTL adn teh DLMC ()CSD utb yhet rae nttgise eth amshicnem rhee arlyel htwi hte wlohe emnicmlahtyo cdai bti dna hte adirempi myleni tnheysiss

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submitted by krewfoo99(90),
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titanesxvi  yes do to B12 deficiency +