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.
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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