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Cauda equina syndrome 

Cauda equina syndrome
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Cauda equina syndrome
Author(s):

Jeremy Fairbank

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003005
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date: 07 December 2019

Cauda equina syndrome is a devastating consequence of cauda equina compression

The most common cause is a large disc herniation in the presence of a narrow vertebral canal

Expeditious decompression can prevent the syndrome when some urinary function is preserved.

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