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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2009 Nov;46(5):505-510. English. Case Report.
Choi KB , Lee CD , Chung DJ , Lee SH .
Department of Neurosurgery, Busan Wooridul Spine Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea. nslcd@yahoo.co.kr
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul Wooridul Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

The possible causes of Brown-Sequard Syndrome (BSS) have been frequently observed with spinal trauma and extramedullary spinal tumors, but the cervical disc herniation to cause BSS is rare. The authors present five cases of patients who were diagnosed with BSS resulting from cervical disc herniation, and the results of the literature in view of their distinctive symptoms and clinical outcomes. Postoperatively, the patients showed complete or almost complete recovery from their motor and sensory deficits. On the basis of our cases, it is important to diagnose it early by cervical magnetic resonance imaging, especially in the absence of the typical symptoms of cervical disc herniation or other obvious etiology of extremity numbness. Immediate surgical treatment is also essential for a favorable functional neurological recovery.

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