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Kernohan-Woltman syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Cruz’ phenomenon
  • Kernohan's syndrome

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False localising ipsilateral hemiparesis in which the free edge of the tentorium compresses the contralateral crus cerebri in the midbrain.

Description

False localising ipsilateral hemiparesis in which the free edge of the tentorium compresses the contralateral crus cerebri in the midbrain. Due to a tumour causing herniation of the temporal lobe through the tentorial incisura.

We thank Andre Trombeta for information submitted.

Bibliography

  • J. W. Kernohan, H. W. Woltman:
    Incisura of the crus due to contralateral brain tumor.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1929, 21: 274–287.

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