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Korean J Neurotrauma. 2015 Oct;11(2):180-182. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.13004/kjnt.2015.11.2.180
Park SD , Kim SW , Jeon I .
Department of Neurosurgery, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. sw902@ynu.ac.kr
Abstract

We report a case of Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) caused by an accidental stab injury of the cervical spine that shows clear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical presentation. A 42-year-old woman was brought into the emergency department after a stab injury on the right side of the posterior neck from a knife that was lying in a fruit basket after slipping. The patient complained of hemiparesis of the right-side extremities, and ipsilateral hypoesthesia and contralateral sensory loss of pain and temperature were also found on neurological examination. MRI showed a signal change of the C6-7 cord level and the tract of the stab wound through the posterior neck. Irrigation and primary closure of the laceration was performed under the impression of BSS. The neurologic deficit was improved with rehabilitation therapy.

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