MCQ – 88854


A 60-year-old man is brought to the emergency department because of a 1-hour history of disorientation and slurred speech. He has a 10-year history of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. His blood pressure is 210/110 mm Hg, and pulse is 90/min. Once the patient is stabilized, an MRI of the brain is performed, which shows an infarct of the left precentral gyrus involving the region that supplies the facial nerve. Given the MRI findings, which of the following neurological findings would most be expected ?

A. Decreased lacrimation of the left eye


Hyperacusis of the left ear


Flattening of the right nasolabial fold


Loss of taste in the posterior third of the right half of the tongue

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