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Cauda equina syndrome

Jeremy Fairbank

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003005

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Cauda equina syndrome

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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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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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