cauda equina


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cauda equina

[′kau̇d·ə i′kwīn·ə]
(neuroscience)
The roots of the sacral and coccygeal nerves, collectively; so called because of their resemblance to a horse's tail.
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In addition, in order to study the neurotoxicity of ropivacaine in the spinal cord and not in the cauda equina, we threaded the catheter 8 cm caudally to the level of L3.
Compression of the cauda equina due to a stenotic spinal canal often results in polyradicular insults.
One day later, he complained of weakness of his left leg, which within hours evolved to a complete paralysis of his left lower extremity with clinical symptoms of cauda equina syndrome, ie, saddle anesthesia and urination problems.
The cauda equina is a fanning bundle of lumbar and sacral nerve roots exiting the spinal cord.
The patient continued to have pain and progressed to have a cauda equina syndrome with bilateral lower extremity weakness, loss of bladder control, and absent leg reflexes.
00) did clock a good time when dead-heating with Cauda Equina at Bath earlier in the month and deserves to be a winner in her own right here.
Judge Derek Lever had his work cut out separating Cauda Equina and Frankie Dettori and Devine Miss-P, partnered by Fergus Sweeney, after they flashed past the post in unison for the Laverton Classified Stakes.
The same study opined that not only may it be difficult to locate the subarachnoid space in such patients via lumbar puncture, but also that the cauda equina may be more easily damaged due to the reduced volume of surrounding CSF.
There was also enhancement of the entire cauda equina (Fig.
The three-year-old runs in the Cauda Equina Handicap and Cook will win 25 per cent of any prize-money.