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Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Introduction

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) is a rare neurological condition characterized by a lesion on the spinal cord which results in weakness or paralysis (hemiparaplegia) ... more about Brown-Sequard Syndrome.

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: A disorder where spinal cord compression and lesions involve only half of the spinal cord. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Brown-Sequard Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Treatments for Brown-Sequard Syndrome

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Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

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Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Brown-Sequard Syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Brown-Sequard Syndrome

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Prognosis for Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Prognosis for Brown-Sequard Syndrome: The prognosis for individuals with BSS varies depending on the cause of the disorder. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Brown-Sequard Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Article Excerpts about Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) is a rare neurological condition characterized by a lesion on 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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Brown-Sequard Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

A syndrome associated with injury to the lateral half of the spinal cord. The condition is characterized by the following clinical features (which are found below the level of the lesion): contralateral hemisensory anesthesia to pain and temperature, ipsilateral loss of propioception, and ipsilateral motor paralysis. Tactile sensation is generally spared. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p162). - (Source - Diseases Database)

Brown-Sequard Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Brown-Sequard Syndrome, or a subtype of Brown-Sequard Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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