1 Based on the patients symptoms in Vignette 1 the cerebral artery that was

1 based on the patients symptoms in vignette 1 the

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1. Based on the patient’s symptoms in Vignette #1, the cerebral artery that was blocked was the posterior cerebral artery. This would be because this artery supplies blood to the occipital lobe, the inferior part of the temporal lobe, the posterior limb of the internal
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capsule, and the thalamus. Within the posterior cerebral artery, a block of the peripheral territory branch causes the loss of memory and vision. 2. In Vignette #2, the area of the brain that was affected was the parietal and left frontal lobes. Damage to the leg and foot regions of the left somatosensory cortices would cause these problems. The artery that was blocked would be the middle cerebral artery because it supplies the blood for motor areas of the face and upper limbs 3. Considering the “Circle of Willis” and assuming both patients have a fully connected Circle of Willis, I would predict that patient 1 would have blood flow as the posterior cerebral artery is connected to the circle of willis and can get blood flow from that connection. However, in patient 2, the middle cerebral artery is not connected to the circle of willis. 4. Treatments would include using a stent angioplasty or thrombectomy of the patient. Stations could also be prescribed in order to remove the blockage in the arteries for either one. A long term change of diet and lifestyle would be a treatment for prevention down the road.
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  • Summer '20
  • temporal lobe, Middle cerebral artery, posterior cerebral artery

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