PT 7326 Neuroanatomy Case Study V. Will Herritage Brittany Montgomery Ryan Griggs. Examination. Mrs. Margarita 45 y/o Professor at University of Texas Recovering Alcoholic Stopped by Austin Police Dept for staggering gait after football game Saturday night. Examination Cont.
Professor at University of Texas
Stopped by Austin Police Dept for staggering gait after football game Saturday night.
A&O x 3
Muscular, well nourished, well hydrated and appears stated age
BP, HR, and respirations slightly elevated
Peripheral pulses intact
(+) Dysdiadochokinesia of LE
(+) Dysmetria of LE
Anterior Lobe Syndrome
Impacts vermis & intermediate zones of cerebellum
Broad-based, staggering gait
General ataxia of leg movements, even when the trunk is supported.
Pathology – Anterior Lobe Syndrome
Impairment – Ataxic gait
Functional Limitation – pt unable to amb safely to office, classroom, house
Disability – pt unable to perform work, home, & social responsibilities
The prognosis is fair. The gait disturbance usually develops over several weeks, but may be relatively mild for some time. Continued alcohol consumption will worsen the condition.
5E: Impaired Motor Function and Sensory Integrity Associated With Progressive Disorders of the Central Nervous System