Part 2: Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention

Matthew Brandon Maas, MD, and Joseph E. Safdieh, MD

Dr. Maas is a fellow in Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Harvard Medical School, Departments of Neurology, Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, Boston, MA. Dr. Safdieh is an assistant professor of neurology, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY.

Question 9

Questions 9 and 10 refer to the following case.
A 52-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of a 5-minute episode of left-sided numbness. He reports that on the previous day he experienced a 10-minute episode of blindness in his right eye.
Presuming the episode of left-sided numbness was a TIA, which of the following localizations is least probable?

  •  Posterior limb of the internal capsule
  •  Postcentral sulcus
  •  Subcortical corona radiata
  •  Thalamus

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