director's rounds: neurology dvd review

  1. The Director’s Rounds are weekly student sessions, where videotaped patients from the Neurology DVD Review are observed and discussed. The history and neurological exam findings are emphasized, since these serve to further localize the problem(s) in the nervous system, and lead to a rational diagnostic workup. The emphasis is on the videotaped patients here, NOT the review questions in Neurology DVD Review, which are geared more toward a resident audience. All the cases on the patient case vignette videotape exam are taken from the Neurology DVD Review. The following patient DVD cases are either rare, or rather complex, and although interesting, are NOT required viewing for this clerkship:

Diagnosis of Patient
Alien Hand Syndrome 2o to Left Frontal/Callosal Infarction
Anterior Opercular Syndrome (Foix-Chavany-Marie)
Takayasu’s Arteritis
Spinal Myoclonus/Carcinoma of the Ovary
Adie’s Tonic Pupil/Ross Syndrome
Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Conversion Disorder (Meige Syndrome)
Clinicopathological Correlations


  1. What follows immediately below is a suggested approach to patients with seven common neurological conditions or syndromes. This method will assist in localizing the most likely lesion(s) in the nervous system, given a particular history and set of physical findings on the neurological exam.



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