Medical Realities of Cauda Equina Syndrome Secondary to Lumbar Disc Herniation

  title={Medical Realities of Cauda Equina Syndrome Secondary to Lumbar Disc Herniation},
  author={S. Shapiro},
  • S. Shapiro
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Spine
  • Study Design. An analysis of 44 cauda equina syndrome cases. Objectives. To determine the neurologic outcome of cauda equina syndrome cases, in light of the significant medical implications of this disorder. Summary of Background Data. Cauda equina syndrome from lumbar disc herniation accounts for up to 1% of all disc herniations. Most of the literature supports surgery within 24 hours as a means of improving the outcome. Methods. A retrospective &khgr;2 analysis was performed of 44 patients… CONTINUE READING
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