Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Brown-Sequard syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterized by a lesion in the spinal cord. This condition results in weakness or paralysis on one side of the body (hemiparaplegia) and a loss of sensation  on the opposite side (hemianesthesia). Brown-Sequard syndrome may be caused by a spinal cord tumor, trauma (such as a puncture wound to the neck or back), obstructed blood vessel, or infectious or inflammatory diseases such as tuberculosis, or multiple sclerosis. Treatment and prognosis depends on the underlying cause of the condition.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Brown-Sequard Syndrome" returned 22 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cervical epidural haematoma causing Brown-Sequard syndrome: a case report.
 

Author(s): Arvind G Kulkarni, Kushal Nag, Sambhav Shah

Journal: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Dec;21(3):372-4.

 

Brown-Sequard syndrome secondary to compression of the spinal cord by an epidural haematoma following minor trauma is rare. A 65-year-old woman presented with neck pain and sudden onset hemiplegia with contralateral anaesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a haematoma in the ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Management of Brown-Sequard syndrome in cervical disc diseases.
 

Author(s): Safwat Abouhashem, Mohamad Ammar, Mohamad Barakat, Essam Abdelhameed

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2013 ;23(4):470-5.

 

To raise the awareness of the appropriate management of unusual clinical presentation of cervical disc herniation.

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2013

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Brown-Séquard syndrome in a 11-year-old girl due to penetrating glass injury to the thoracic spine.
 

Author(s): M Komarowska, W Debek, J A Wojnar, A Hermanowicz, M Rogalski

Journal: Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2():S141-3.

 

Injuries in children are one of the most frequent causes of high morbidity and mortality, and they present a challenge to the treating physician. Fortunately, spinal trauma in pediatric patient is relatively rare. Brown-Séquard syndrome is a rare form of incomplete spinal cord injury ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2013

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The terms "Brown-Sequard Syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spontaneous epidural hematoma of thoracic spine presenting as Brown-Séquard syndrome: report of a case with review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hong-Xin Cai, Chao Liu, Jian-Feng Zhang, Shuang-Lin Wan, Kenzo Uchida, Shun-Wu Fan

Journal: J Spinal Cord Med. 2011 ;34(4):432-6.

 

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is an uncommon clinical entity. It produces a severe neurological deficit and prompt decompression is usually the first choice of treatment. Brown-Séquard syndrome is commonly seen in the setting of spinal trauma or an extramedullary spinal ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2011

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Lateral medullary infarction presenting as Brown-Séquard syndrome-like manifestation: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Wei-Lun Chang, Der-Shin Ke, Tain-Junn Cheng

Journal: Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2010 Sep;19(3):204-7.

 

Lateral medullary infarction is not uncommon in clinical practice of neurology. This report describes a patient who initially presented with Brown-Séquard syndrome-like manifestation but was later diagnosed with acute infarction in the left lower lateral medulla.

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2010

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High cervical disc herniation and Brown-Sequard syndrome. A case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): P A Antich, A C Sanjuan, F M Girvent, J D Simó

Journal: J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1999 May;81(3):462-3.

 

We describe a rare herniation of the disc at the C2/C3 level in a 73-year-old woman. It caused hemicompression of the spinal cord and led to the Brown-Sequard syndrome. The condition was diagnosed clinically and by MRI six months after onset. Discectomy and fusion gave complete neurological ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2000

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