Idiopathic Spinal Cord Herniation –  a Case Report

Authors: K. Saur 1;  S. Ostrý 1;  P. Vaněk 1;  T. Belšan 2;  V. Beneš 1
Authors‘ workplace: ÚVN – Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha Neurochirurgická klinika 1. LF UK, IPVZ 1;  ÚVN – Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha Radiologické oddělení 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(6): 740-744
Category: Case Report


The authors present a case of a 38-year-old patient with progressive Brown-Séquard neurodeficit. Idiopathic spinal cord herniation at the spine level Th5 was identified as the main cause. Surgical reposition of the spinal cord and closure of the dural defect led to gradual clinical improvement. Improvement was observed in clinical as well as electrophysiological picture.

Key words:
spinal cord – herniation – Brown-Séquard syndrome – tethered cord syndrome

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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