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What is Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

What is Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome: A disorder where spinal cord compression and lesions involve only half of the spinal cord.
  • 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)

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

Broader types of Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

How many people get Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

Prevalance of Brown-Sequard Syndrome: rare

How serious is Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

Complications of Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see complications of Brown-Sequard Syndrome
Prognosis of 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)

What causes Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

Causes of Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see causes of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Brown-Sequard Syndrome?

Symptoms of Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see symptoms of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Complications of Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see complications of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Brown-Sequard Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Brown-Sequard Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Brown-Sequard Syndrome.
Treatments for Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see treatments for Brown-Sequard Syndrome
Research for Brown-Sequard Syndrome: see research for Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Organs Affected by Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Brown-Sequard Syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Main name of condition: Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Brown-Sequard Syndrome:

BSS, hemiparaplegic syndrome, spastic spinal monoplegia, Hemispinal cord syndrome, Hemicord syndrome

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Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Brown-Sequard Syndrome:


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