J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2015 Sep;58(3):294-297. 10.3340/jkns.2015.58.3.294.

Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation Presented as Brown-Sequard Syndrome: A Case Report and Surgical Outcome

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. swchoi@cnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Spinal cord herniation is a rare condition that has become increasingly recognised in the last few years. The authors report a case of idiopathic spinal cord herniation in a 33 year old woman performed with progressive Brown-Sequard syndrome. The diagnosis was made on MR imaging. After repairing the herniation, the patient made a gradual improvement. Potential causes are discussed, including a possible role of dural defect. In conclusion, idiopathic spinal cord herniation is a potentially treatable condition that should be more readily diagnosed that increasing awareness and improved imaging techniques.

Keyword

Spinal cord herniation; Brown-Sequard syndrome; Idiopathic; Duroplasty
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