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Spinal Cord Anatomy 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Wednesday, May 2 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Wednesday, May 2 2007.

The T2 MRI above shows healthy spinal cord at the C6 level.

Which of the following statements is most accurate about the area highlighted in red?


 
        A) These are fibers that carry sensations of vibration and temperature from the left side of the body
 
        B) These are fibers that carry sensations of vibration and temperature from the right side of the body
 
        C) This is the fasciculus gracilis
 
        D) These are fibers that carry sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the upper extremities
 
        E) This is the fasciculus cuneatus
 

 


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A) these are fibers that carry sensations of vibration and temperature from the left side of the body

This answer is incorrect.


The fiber tract highlighted in red is the left fasciculus gracilis. This carries sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the more inferior portions of the body, such as the lower extremities. The cell bodies for these neurons are in the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion. They ascend ipsilaterally until they reach the nucleus gracilis in the medulla, where they will synapse onto the second-order neurons. Temperature is carried by fibers of the anterolateral system.  (See References)

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B) these are fibers that carry sensations of vibration and temperature from the right side of the body

This answer is incorrect.


The fiber tract highlighted in red is the left fasciculus gracilis. This carries sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the more inferior portions of the body, such as the lower extremities. The cell bodies for these neurons are in the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion. They ascend ipsilaterally until they reach the nucleus gracilis in the medulla, where they will synapse onto the second-order neurons. Temperature is carried by fibers of the anterolateral system.  (See References)

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C) this is the fasciculus gracilis

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The fiber tract highlighted in red is the left fasciculus gracilis. This carries sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the more inferior portions of the body, such as the lower extremities. The cell bodies for these neurons are in the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion. They ascend ipsilaterally until they reach the nucleus gracilis in the medulla, where they will synapse onto the second-order neurons.  (See References)

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D) these are fibers that carry sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the upper extremities

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The fiber tract highlighted in red is the left fasciculus gracilis. This carries sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the more inferior portions of the body, such as the lower extremities. The cell bodies for these neurons are in the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion. They ascend ipsilaterally until they reach the nucleus gracilis in the medulla, where they will synapse onto the second-order neurons. Sensations of light touch, vibration, and proprioception from the upper body and extremities are carried by fibers in the fasciculus cuneatus.  (See References)

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E) this is the fasciculus cuneatus

This answer is incorrect.


The fiber tract highlighted in red is the left fasciculus gracilis.  (See References)

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Spinal Cord Anatomy 01
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Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 05/02/2007
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