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Neurology Student Education Director
Maike Blaya, M.D.
131 S. Robertson St.
Suite 1340, Room 1369
Office: 504-988-3888
Fax: 504-988-9197
Email: mblaya1@tulane.edu

Program Coordinator
Zenobia Colón
131 S. Robertson St.
Suite 1340, Room 1345
Office: 504-988-3888
Fax: 504-988-9197
Email: zcolon@tulane.edu

 

Neurology Clerkship
Neurology > Programs > Questions to Ask Yourself

Important Neurological Questions

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Where is the lesion?

  • supratentorial level
  • posterior fossa level
  • spinal level
  • peripheral level
  • more than one level

Focal vs diffuse?
Focal, and right side of nervous system focal, and left side of nervous system focal, involving midline and contiguous structures on both sides of nervous system diffuse, involving homologous, symmetric, noncontiguous areas on both sides of nervous system

Mass vs nonmass?

Time course of progression of the symptoms?

  • acute(secs-hours)
  • subacute(days-weeks)
  • chronic(months to years)

Based on above, what is the most likely etiology of the lesion?

  • vascular
  • degenerative
  • neoplastic
  • inflammatory
  • toxic-metabolic
  • traumatic
  • congenital-developmental

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