Cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis of surgical outcomes.

@article{Ahn2000CaudaES,
  title={Cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis of surgical outcomes.},
  author={Uri Michael Ahn and Nicholas U. Ahn and Jacob M Buchowski and Elizabeth S. Garrett and Ann N. Sieber and John P. Kostuik},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={
          1515-22
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN A meta-analysis of surgical outcomes of cauda equina syndrome secondary to lumbar disc herniation. OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between time to decompression after onset of cauda equina syndrome and clinical outcome, and to identify preoperative variables that were associated with outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The timing of surgical decompression for cauda equina syndrome is controversial. Although most surgeons recommend emergent decompression, results in… CONTINUE READING

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