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Old 09-18-2011
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Neuro Ipsilateral vs Contralateral CNS Lesions

Hello evryone, this might be a dumb question, but I really go crazy with this ipsilateral and contralateral lesions. Can someone please explain me how to recognize if a lesion is ipsilateral or contralateral??!!

(I know I need to know all the spinal tracts in and out to understand this, but thts somehow impossible for me. So please give me some buzz words or anything that pops up the right ans.)

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Old 09-19-2011
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It would be kind of lengthy and time consuming to type what you are asking for. By any chance do you have Kap vids? If you do then try to watch this lec: Anatomy04_Ch04b_Neural. I had problems before with what you have, and this lec helped a great deal. If you do not have the video, then try to get the Kap pdf book and check out Ch 4. He does a great job (at least I think he did a great job) of example the tracts and then do the lesions for each track. I do not think their is any short cuts or key words other then to memorize the tracks.
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