Brown-Séquard's syndrome

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Hemisection of the spinal cord with neurological changes.

Description

Hemisection of the spinal cord with the following neurological changes: 1) Paralysis on the same side as the lesion, loss of position and vibratory sense, and ataxia. 2) Loss of pain sense (analgesia) and temperature sensitivity (thermananasthesy) on the side opposite the lesion.

Bibliography

  • C.-E. Brown-Séquard:
    De la transmission croisée des impressions sensitives par la moelle épinière.
    Comptes rendus de la Société de biologie, (1850)1851, 2: 33-44.
    English translation in Wolf, The classical brain stem syndromes, Springfield, Thomas, 1971.

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