Neurology Quiz #28: Axonal Injury and Aneurysms

1. A 23-year-old football player loses consciousness for a few minutes after a collision during a game and reports a headache upon waking. Imaging shows no hemorrhage, but diffuse axonal injury is suspected. Which of the following mechanisms is primarily responsible for his condition? 

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2. A 45-year-old woman presents with a sudden, severe headache described as "the worst headache of my life." Subsequent imaging reveals subarachnoid hemorrhage. Which of the following is the most likely cause of her presentation?

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3. A 30-year-old man is involved in a motorcycle accident and suffers a severe head injury. He is diagnosed with an epidural hematoma. Which of the following vessels is most likely to be involved in the development of his hematoma?

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4. A 54-year-old man who was involved in a motor vehicle collision is found to have a traumatic brain injury. Imaging shows no hemorrhage but reveals widespread white matter damage. This type of injury is most likely due to which of the following? 

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5. A 60-year-old man with a history of hypertension and smoking is diagnosed with an unruptured cerebral aneurysm located at the bifurcation of the middle cerebral artery. Which of the following risk factors is most strongly associated with the development of this aneurysm? 

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