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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 5

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Sunday, August 15 2010 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, August 15 2010.

Which of the following is most likely to be helpful in diagnosing a lesion within the peripheral nervous system?

 
        A) MRI
 
        B) Muscle biopsy
 
        C) Nerve biopsy
 
        D) Electrodiagnostic testing (Nerve conduction studies and electromyography)
 
        E) Physical exam
 

 


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A) MRI

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The neurologic physical exam is most likely to provide the most information in localizing a lesion within the nervous system. The remaining studies are often needed to provide additional data.  (See References)

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B) Muscle biopsy

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The neurologic physical exam is most likely to provide the most information in localizing a lesion within the nervous system. The remaining studies are often needed to provide additional data.  (See References)

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C) Nerve biopsy

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The neurologic physical exam is most likely to provide the most information in localizing a lesion within the nervous system. The remaining studies are often needed to provide additional data.  (See References)

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D) Electrodiagnostic testing (Nerve conduction studies and electromyography)

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E) Physical exam

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The neurologic physical exam is most likely to provide the most information in localizing a lesion within the nervous system. The remaining studies are often needed to provide additional data.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. Chapter 2.(ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
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Peripheral Nervous System and Neurologic Exam - Question 5
Question ID: 10081505
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 08/15/2010
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