Strokes in FA

Discussion in 'Step I' started by DMBFan, May 14, 2008.

  1. DMBFan

    DMBFan Senior Member
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    Mar 18, 2004
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    I can't seem to find a section in FA that deals with strokes. There is only a passing mention of strokes in the blood supply section, but nothing else. However, there's a few sections devoted to it in USMLE RoadMap. I realize that FA is in no ways comprehensive, but this seems kind of weird. Does this mean we don't have to be able to differentiate different types of strokes (i.e. in terms of location or type)?

    I doubt it, but just thought I'd check :)
  2. DragonWell

    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
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    I think you kind of already know the answer. Arguably, FA is lacking in many areas, IMHO, neuro is one of the biggest. There's nothing about brainstem lesions , ie Wallenburg sundrome, etc. in there either, but I certainly plan to study both. Someone specifically mentioned brain stem cross sections on a recent test.

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