Prognosis for recovery of bladder function following lumbar central disc prolapse.

@article{Gleave1990PrognosisFR,
  title={Prognosis for recovery of bladder function following lumbar central disc prolapse.},
  author={J. R. W. Gleave and Robert MacFarlane},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={205-9}
}
From a retrospective review of 932 patients undergoing surgery for prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc a group of 33 cases with acute urinary retention was studied. There was no identifiable factor which predisposed this subgroup of patients to cauda equina compression. The mean duration of bladder paralysis prior to operation was 3.6 days. Ultimately almost 79% of patients claimed full recovery of bladder function, but only 22% were left without sensory deficit in the limbs or perineum. There… CONTINUE READING

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