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Basal Ganglia 03

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Created on Sunday, September 9 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, September 9 2007.

Hemiballism is associated with a lesion in which of the following locations?

 
        A) Ipsilateral substantia nigra
 
        B) Contralateral striatum
 
        C) Ipsilateral caudate
 
        D) Contralateral putamen
 
        E) Contralateral subthalamic nucleus
 

 


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A) Ipsilateral substantia nigra

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Hemiballism is typically associated with a lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or the immediately surrounding structures.  (See References)

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B) Contralateral striatum

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Hemiballism is typically associated with a lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or the immediately surrounding structures.  (See References)

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C) Ipsilateral caudate

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Hemiballism is typically associated with a lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or the immediately surrounding structures.  (See References)

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D) Contralateral putamen

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Hemiballism is typically associated with a lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or the immediately surrounding structures.  (See References)

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E) Contralateral subthalamic nucleus

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Hemiballism is typically associated with a lesion of the contralateral subthalamic nucleus or the immediately surrounding structures.  (See References)

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References:

1. Kandel, E.R., Schwartz, J.H., and Jessel, T.M. (2000). Principles of Neural Science, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York.
2. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis.
3. Shannon, K.M. (2004). Movement disorders. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia, pp. 2125-2168.
4. Rowland, L.P. (Ed) (2000). Merritt's Neurology, 10th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.
5. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York.
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