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Brown-Sequard syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hemispinal cord syndrome
  • Hemicord syndrome
  • Hemiparaplegic syndrome
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Treatment

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How might Brown-Sequard syndrome be treated?

Treatment for individuals with Brown-Sequard syndrome focuses mainly on the underlying cause of the disorder. Early treatment with high-dose steroids may be beneficial in many cases.[1] Physical, occupational and recreational therapy are important aspects of patient rehabilitation.[2] Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1]
 
More detailed information regarding treatment for Brown-Sequard syndrome can be accessed through the eMedicine articles related to this topic. You can access these articles at the following links:
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/321652-treatment
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/791539-treatment
Last updated: 12/22/2010

References
  1. 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.
  2. Vandenakker-Albanese C, Zhao H. Brown-Sequard Syndrome. eMedicine. 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/321652-overview. Accessed 12/22/2010.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Brown-Sequard syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Hemispinal cord syndrome
  • Hemicord syndrome
  • Hemiparaplegic syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.