It is characterized by a characteristic pattern of motor and sensory deficits that are determined by the decussation pattern of various white matter tracts. Due to some fibers crossing within the cord whilst others cross in the brainstem, the neurology is bilateral, namely 1,6 :. Please Note: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Updating… Please wait. Unable to process the form.

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The goal of this research is to find ways to prevent, treat, and, ultimately, cure these disorders. Brown-Sequard syndrome BSS is a rare neurological condition characterized by a lesion in the spinal cord which results in weakness or paralysis hemiparaplegia on one side of the body and a loss of sensation hemianesthesia on the opposite side.

BSS may be caused by a spinal cord tumor, trauma such as a puncture wound to the neck or back , ischemia obstruction of a blood vessel , or infectious or inflammatory diseases such as tuberculosis, or multiple sclerosis. Generally treatment for individuals with BSS focuses on the underlying cause of the disorder.

Early treatment with high-dose steroids may be beneficial in many cases. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Skip to main content. Submit Search. COVID is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Brown-Sequard Syndrome Information Page. What research is being done?

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NCBI Bookshelf. Saadia Shams ; Abdul Arain. Authors Saadia Shams 1 ; Abdul Arain 2. Brown Se'quard syndrome is an incomplete pattern of injury showing a hemisection of the spinal cord which results in weakness and paralysis on one side of the damage and loss of pain and temperature sensations on the opposite side. This depends on the site of injury which can also involve the cervical or sympathetic thoracic trunk resulting in Horner's syndrome.


Brown-Séquard syndrome

In its pure form, it is rarely seen. The most common cause is penetrating trauma such as a gunshot wound or stab wound to the spinal cord. The presentation can be progressive and incomplete. It is not always permanent and progression or resolution depends on the severity of the original spinal cord injury and the underlying pathology that caused it in the first place. As a result of the injury to these three main brain pathways the patient will present with three lesions:. In addition if the lesion occurs above T1 of the spinal cord it will produce ipsilateral horner's syndrome with involvement of the oculosympathetic pathway.

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