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Causes and Clinical Manifestations of Cauda Equina Syndrome

  • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
  • Abbr : J Kor Spine Sur
  • 2013, 20(4), pp.204-209
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Spine Surgery
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Orthopedic Surgery

Hwang, Chang Ju 1 김영태 2 Lee, Dong-Ho 2 LEE, CHOON SUNG ORD ID 2 하정기 2 이태균 2

1울산대학교
2울산대학교 의과대학 서울아산병원 정형외과학교실

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ABSTRACT

Study Design: A literature review. Objectives: To describe the causes and clinical characteristics of cauda equina syndrome. Summary of Literature Review: The cauda equina syndrome, complex symptoms and signs expressed as variable clinical manifestation, has rare incidence but needs attention since it can bring about serious complications and sequales if neglected. Materials and Methods: The Author reviewed articles reporting the causes and clinical manifestation of cauda equina syndrome. Results: There are marked inconsistencies in the current evidence base surrounding the definition due to various clinical presentation of cauda equina syndrome. Conclusion: As there is no symptom or sign which has an absolute diagnostic value in establishing the diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome, any patient in whom a clinical suspicion of cauda equina syndrome arises must undergo urgent magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis.

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