Author: Eric Miller, MD
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome is a neurological deficit that results from hemisection of the spinal cord
- This is usually from traumatic injury (blunt or penetrating), but can rarely be seen with cancer, disc herniation, or infection
- It presents with flaccid paralysis and loss of sensation to touch/vibration/position on the same side as the injury with loss of pain/temperature sensation on the opposite side of the injury. These deficits will be below the level of injury.
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Summarized by Will Dewispelaere, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD