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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2011, Article ID 943720, 6 pages
Case Report

Cervical Disc Herniation Causing Brown-Séquard's Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review

Department Of Orthopaedics, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai 400008, India

Received 22 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editors: Z. H. Khan, P. Lafforgue, and J. Mayr

Copyright © 2011 Tarush Rustagi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Brown-Séquard's syndrome (BSS) is caused by hemisection or hemicompression of the cord leading to ipsilateral motor deficit and contralateral sensory loss. Cervical disc herniation has been reported to be a rare cause of Brown-Séquard's syndrome. We describe a rare case of multilevel cervical disc herniation presenting as BSS. The condition was confirmed by MRI scan. Cervical corpectomy, decompression, and fusion gave a satisfying result. Pertinent literature has been reviewed.