Brown-Sequard syndrome


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Brown-Séquard syndrome

 [brown-sa-kahr´]
paralysis and loss of discriminatory and joint sensation on one side of the body and of pain and temperature sensation on the other, due to a lesion involving one side of the spinal cord.
Brown-Séquard syndrome. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2002.
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Brown-Sé·quard syn·drome

(brūn' sā-kahr'),
syndrome with unilateral spinal cord lesions, proprioception loss and weakness occur ipsilateral to the lesion, while pain and temperature loss occur contralateral.
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Brown-Séquard syndrome

(broun′sā-kär′)
n.
A syndrome caused by damage to the nerves on one side of the spinal cord and resulting in ipsilateral hemiparaplegia and loss of muscle and joint sensation and contralateral hemianesthesia.
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A symptom complex characterised by hemiparaplegia caused by hemilateral compression or destruction of the spinal cord
Aetiology Traumatic spinal cord injuries, tumours, spinal radiation, herpes zoster
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Brown-Sé·quard syn·drome

(brown sā-kahr' sin'drōm)
Syndrome with unilateral spinal cord lesions; proprioception loss and weakness occur ipsilateral to the lesion, whereas pain and temperature loss occur contralaterally.
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Brown-Sequard syndrome

A neurological disorder, caused by compression of one side of the spinal cord in the lower back, featuring paralysis on the injured side and loss of sensation on the other side. (Charles Edouard Brown-Sequard, 1817–1894, Mauritian physician).
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Brown-Séquard,

Charles E., French physiologist and neurologist, 1817-1894.
Brown-Séquard paralysis - Synonym(s): Brown-Séquard sndrome
Brown-Séquard syndrome - syndrome with unilateral spinal cord lesions, proprioception loss and weakness ipsilateral to the lesion, while pain and temperature loss occur contralateral. Synonym(s): Brown-Séquard paralysis
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Although direct penetrating trauma to the spinal cord is the commonest cause of Brown-Sequard Syndrome, patients with ischemic insult to the spinal cord from vertebral artery dissection may present with the syndrome.
Diffusion tensor tractography demonstration of partially injured spinal cord tracts in a patient with post-traumatic Brown-Sequard Syndrome. J Magn Reson Imaging.
Brown-Sequard syndrome, first reported in 1849, is characterised by hemisection of the cord with disruption of the descending lateral corticospinal tracts resulting in ipsilateral hemiplegia, and damage of the ascending lateral spinothalamic tracts (which cross within one or two levels of the dorsal root entrance) resulting in contralateral loss of pain and temperature.
The most common cause of Brown-Sequard syndrome is penetrating trauma to the spinal cord, but it can also occur with blunt trauma, disc herniation, syringomyelia and spinal tumours.
Wen, "Ganglion cyst of the cervical spine representing with Brown-Sequard syndrome," Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol.
Brown-Sequard syndrome is characterised by damage of the ascending lateral spinothalamic tracts (which cross within one or two levels of the dorsal root entrance) resulting in contralateral loss of pain and temperature.