Test Yourself — Patient 23

Alexia without Agraphia

  1. Components of the angular gyrus syndrome include all of the following, EXCEPT:
    • [ A ] Dysgraphia
    • [ B ] Alexia
    • [ C ] Acalculia
    • [ D ] Right-left confusion
    • [ E ] Achromatopsia
  2. Neurological deficits that may result from the typical left PCA lesion causing alexia without agraphia include all of the follwing, EXCEPT:
    • [ A ] Ideomotor apraxia
    • [ B ] Homonymous hemianopsia
    • [ C ] Superior quadrantanopsia
    • [ D ] Color anomia
    • [ E ] Achromatopsia
  3. All of the following suggest an embolic source for a stroke, EXCEPT:
    • [ A ] Stuttering course
    • [ B ] Deficit is maximal at onset
    • [ C ] CT shows a wedge-shaped infarct
    • [ D ] Occurs in a patient with atrial fibrillation
    • [ E ] Primarily cortical rather than subcortical involvement
  4. All of the following statements regarding alexia are TRUE, EXCEPT:
    • [ A ] Patients with central alexia cannot recognize words spelled aloud.
    • [ B ] The primary defect in anterior alexia is in understanding strings of grammatically "charged" words, such as conjunctions.
    • [ C ] Alexia without agraphia usually results from a lesion involving the left mesial occipital lobe extending into the splenium of the corpus callosum.
    • [ D ] Central alexia usually results from a lesion involving the inferior, posterior frontal lobe.
    • [ E ] Acalculia usually results from a lesion involving the dominant parietal lobe.
  5. Components of Gerstmann's syndrome include all of the following EXCEPT:
    • [ A ] Alexia
    • [ B ] Dysgraphia
    • [ C ] Finger agnosia
    • [ D ] Right-left confusion
    • [ E ] Dyscalculia

 

Email comments: