Kernohan's phenomenon

Kernohan's phenomenon
hemiplegia that is ipsilateral to the brain lesion that caused it, due to pressure of the lesion (which is often a haematoma) on surrounding structures in the brain.
J. W. K. Kernohan (20th century), US pathologist

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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