A rare cause of Brown-Sequard syndrome: A case report and review of literature

  • Chandramouleeswaran Venkatraman
  • Kannan Vellachamy
  • Lakshmi Narasimhan Ranganathan
  • Balasubramanian Samivel
  • Ravi Lalapet Anbazhagan


The incidence of spinal strokes is 1% of all strokes and spinal strokes presenting as Brown-Sequard syndrome is very rare. The management of spinal strokes needs early investigation which includes magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted imaging sequence. Patients presenting within 3–5 h of the onset of symptoms have been treated with thrombolysis. For late presentations, early spinal rehabilitation should be initiated to prevent complications. We are reporting the case of a 49-year-old female patient who presented with acute-onset right lower limb monoplegia with sensory symptoms and diagnosed as incomplete Brown-Sequard syndrome due to sulcal artery infarction.

Keywords: Brown-Sequard syndrome, Monoplegia, Spinal strokes
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Venkatraman, C., Vellachamy, K., Ranganathan, L. N., Samivel, B., & Anbazhagan, R. L. ( ). A rare cause of Brown-Sequard syndrome: A case report and review of literature. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 6(2), 52-54. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2020.v06.i02.003
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