keycompanyThis is a great rationale. I would like to add on that D is wrong because Radicular Neuropathy of the anterior lumbar roots would (1) be painful [radicular neuropathy is characterized by radiating pain (hence the word “Radicular”); this patient has numbness and tingling, not pain] and (2) because the anterior lumbar roots are the motor roots and do not carry sensory innervation. This patient is having a problem with his dorsal spinal cord (not anterior/ventral).+122019-06-02T02:21:57Z
helloWant to clarify that "radiculopathy" is not synonymous with pain. Radiculopathy can cause pain, weakness, or numbness.
I think the only reason Choice D. was incorrect because it discussed the "anterior lumbar roots", which would affect motor function. +72019-06-11T18:23:45Z
niboonshRadiculopathy is damage to the actual nerve itself, wouldnt that make it a LMN lesion and babinski would be negative? +12019-06-25T23:13:21Z