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Cauda Equina Syndrome (cont.)

Medications

People with infections or tumors (infectious or neoplastic causes) causing cauda equina syndrome should receive the appropriate antibiotics or chemotherapy for treatment of the underlying cause.

In most cases, treatment with medications alone is not indicated because of a need for emergent release of the nerve compression (surgical decompression) of the spinal canal.

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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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