Problem: A person has an accident that damages only the entire right half of the cervical spinal cord. Which of the following sets of symptoms are possible? Choose all of the correct answers.A. Fine touch is lost in the left leg B. Pressure is lost in the left leg C. Pain is lost in the left leg D. Pressure is lost in the right leg E. Pain is lost in the right leg F. Fine touch is lost in the right leg.

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Lemniscal Pathway: responsible for touch, vibration and proprioreception

: runs ipsilateral (on the same side) of the body i.e. sensation on the right side runs up to the right side

Spinothalamic Pathway: responsible for pain, pressure, and temperature

: runs contralateral (on the opposite side) of the body i.e. sensation on the right side runs up to the left side

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Problem Details

A person has an accident that damages only the entire right half of the cervical spinal cord. Which of the following sets of symptoms are possible? Choose all of the correct answers.

A. Fine touch is lost in the left leg 

B. Pressure is lost in the left leg 

C. Pain is lost in the left leg 

D. Pressure is lost in the right leg 

E. Pain is lost in the right leg 

F. Fine touch is lost in the right leg.

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