Brown-Sequard Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 14, 2022
  • Author: Carol Vandenakker-Albanese, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Brown-Séquard syndrome include the following:

  • Spinal infection

  • Vascular malformation

  • Spinal cord tumor, primary or metastatic

  • Spinal cord herniation

  • Postradiation spinal cord dysfunction

  • Eccentric disk herniation with cord compression

  • Cervical disc disease

  • Decompression sickness

Differential Diagnoses