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Cauda Equina Syndrome (cont.)


Media file 1: The lower spinal column. The cauda equina is the bundle of nerve roots below the conus medullaris.
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Media file 2: Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition caused by compression of the nerves in the lower portion of the spinal canal. Note the tumor compressing the nerves in the image below.
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Media file 3: X-ray film showing spondylolisthesis (abnormal forward slip of one vertebral body on a neighboring vertebral body), which can lead to cauda equina syndrome.
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The cauda equina (CE) is formed by nerve roots caudal to the level of spinal cord termination.

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