It is clear that surgery is the first choice, when severe pain, despite medical treatment, progressive neurological deficit, and cauda equina syndrome
are present in patients with extruded and sequestrated lumbar disc herniation.
Keywords Epidural lysis, cauda equina syndrome
Indications for surgery in such patients include slip progression, significant deformity and postural imbalance, neurologic deficit and/or cauda equina syndrome
, and imaging confirmed radiculopathy unresponsive to conservative treatment
If the indications are cauda equina syndrome
and progressive neurologic deficit, the final option is surgical in lumbar disc hernias [2, 3].
Two cases of cauda equina syndrome
following spinal-epidural anesthesia.
At the final follow-up the one with radicular deficit and the two with incomplete cauda equina syndrome
recovered completely and all the patients were symptom-free.
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Cauda equina syndrome
secondary to lumbar disc herniation.
5%) patients had radicular symptoms followed by Cauda Equina syndrome
in three (27.
spinal cord injury (suprasacral), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cauda equina syndrome
and Fowler's syndrome (Table 2).
Julie has two children and cannot work since she was left disabled by Cauda Equina Syndrome
, a serious neurological condition affecting the nerves at the lower end of the spinal cord.
8] Malanga and Cook reported wrong level emergency decompression, in a patient with cauda equina syndrome
due to neglecting complete lumbarization of S1.