Head Trauma Medical Question

Head Trauma Medical Question:

A 25 year old male is found at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with fracture of both his lower extremities. You also note extensive abdominal bruising and scalp laceration. At the scene of the accident, the patient’s blood pressure is 85/60 mmHg and his heart rate is 122/min. He is given 2L of IV fluids. On the way to the hospital he becomes progressively drowsy, and develops progressive weakness on the right side of his body. This patient is also likely to show deficits in the functioning of which of the following nerves?

A. Abducens
B. Glossopharyngeal
C. Oculomotor
D. Trigeminal
E. Accessory

References for this head trauma question:
–USMLEWORLD,LLC QBank ver 2009.02

 

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