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J Korean Soc Spine Surg. 2017 Dec;24(4):252-256. Korean. Case Report.
Suh SP , Choi WR , Kang CN .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sung-Ae Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Study Design

Case report


To report a case of Brown-Séquard syndrome after blunt cervical trauma.

Summary of Literature Review

Brown-Séquard syndrome is a rare disease characterized by hemisection of the spinal cord, and it shows the best prognosis of the various types of incomplete spinal cord injuries.

Materials and Methods

A patient with Brown-Séquard syndrome that occurred after a traffic accident was followed up for 2 years and 6 months.


We observed normal recovery of motor strength, but sensory impairment and deep tendon hyperreflexia remained.


Brown-Séquard syndrome is known to have a good prognosis, but in this case, the neurological abnormality did not fully recover; therefore, we report this rare case and present a review of the literature.

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