MCQ – 89051


A 27-year-old man is brought to the emergency department because of a knife wound to his back. His pulse is 110/min, respirations are 14/min, and blood pressure is 125/78 mm Hg. Examination shows a 5-cm deep stab wound at the level of T9. He withdraws the right foot to pain but is unable to sense vibration or whether his right toe is flexed or extended. Sensation in the left leg is normal. Motor strength is 5/5 in all extremities. Rectal tone is normal. Which of the following spinal column structures was most likely affected?

A. Posterior spinal artery


Dorsal root


Lateral corticospinal tract


Central spinal cord grey matter

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