Objective: Anoxemia refers to reduced oxygen availability. The brain is more oxygen dependent than other body organs and medial temporal lobe and limbic structures are particularly vulnerable to brain damage. Learning and memory deficits are bilateral because of the brain's vascular distribution and metabolic needs. This case study illustrated a young child who was found to have Anoxemia from birth complications. Method: The patient was an 11 year old right handed African-American male who was referred for neuropsychological assessment because of problems with short-term memory (disorganization, multi-tasking, speaking and following directions). Problems with short-term memory were reported to have been life-long with a frequency of becoming worse. Antecedent was reported to be birth complications as the child was premature by 2 months, have a low birth weight of 4 lbs. 17 oz., the cord was wrapped around his neck twice at birth and birth was a C-section as well as...

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