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Cauda Equina Syndrome (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

cauda equina syndrome, CES, lumbosacral nerve root compression, neuromuscular disorders, urogenital disorders, nerve compression, ankylosing spondylitis, bowel dysfunction, bladder dysfunction, herniated disk, disk herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal neoplasm, spinal tumor, low back pain, cauda equina syndrome, spinal column, narrowing of the spinal canal, spinal nerves, spinal cord, vertebral column, laminectomy, discectomy, compression of nerve roots, inflammation of nerve roots

Author and Editors

Author: Jason C Eck, DO, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Massachusetts

Editors: Duc Hoang Duong, MD, Director of Neuroscience Physician Assistant Program, Associate Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neuroscience, Epilepsy Center, Charles R Drew University; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Ryszard M Pluta, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurosurgical Department Medical Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences at Warsaw, Poland; Senior Researcher, Surgical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH; Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com
Last Editorial Review: 5/11/2007

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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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