Other Names for this Disease
- Hemispinal cord syndrome
- Hemicord syndrome
- Hemiparaplegic syndrome
tuberculosis, or multiple sclerosis. Treatment and prognosis depends on the underlying cause of the condition.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
Last updated: 12/22/2010
- NINDS Brown-Sequard Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. February 12, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brown_sequard/brown-sequard.htm. Accessed 12/22/2010.
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