Neurology Quiz #13: Limbic System Anatomy and Pathology

1. A 30-year-old woman presents with episodes of intense fear, palpitations, and a feeling of being detached from herself. These episodes last for about 20 minutes. MRI of the brain shows no abnormalities. Which part of the limbic system is most likely involved in generating her symptoms? 

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2. A 65-year-old man with a history of chronic alcoholism presents with confabulation, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia. Which part of the limbic system is most likely affected in this patient? 

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3. A 55-year-old male with a long history of hypertension presents with memory loss, especially with remembering recent events. MRI shows multiple small infarcts in a bilateral structure located in the medial temporal lobe. Which limbic system structure is most likely affected in this patient? 

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4. During a neuroscience class, a professor discusses a patient who exhibited significant changes in personality and became uninhibited and socially inappropriate after surgery. Which part of the limbic system is most likely implicated in this patient's behavior? 

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5. A patient presents with an inability to recognize the significance of previously known faces, including those of close family members. This condition likely involves a lesion in which part of the limbic system? 

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