False localizing signs in traumatic brain injury.

@article{Mckenna2009FalseLS,
  title={False localizing signs in traumatic brain injury.},
  author={C. Mckenna and Jonathan L. Fellus and Anna M. Barrett},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={
          597-601
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hemiparesis ipsilateral to a mass-occupying lesion can be due to Kernohan-Woltman Notch Phenomenon (KWNP). This syndrome implies a false-localizing sign because clinical findings lead the examiner to an incorrect neuroanatomical diagnosis. The contralateral crus cerebri (pyramidal tract) is pressed against the tentorial incisum and a resultant hemiparesis is found on the same side of the lesion. REVIEW A detailed literature search of false-localizing signs is presented… CONTINUE READING
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