Kernohan’s phenomenon, resulting from a traumatic left acute subdural hematoma

By Jean-Marc Voyadzis, MD; Harish Panicker, MD; Kevin M. McGrail, MD

CONCLUSION

Kernohan's phenomenon should be suspected when a motor deficit develops ipsilateral to a space-occupying supratentorial mass. MRI is the study of choice to confirm injury to the contralateral crus cerebri.

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Kernohan’s phenomenon, resulting from a traumatic left acute subdural hematoma.  Appl Radiol. 

January 17, 2007
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