Cauda Equina Syndrome Topic Guide
Cauda Equina Syndrome: Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that involves severe compression and inflammation of the nerves in the the lower spine. Cauda equina syndrome requires emergency surgery because it may result in permanent loss of bladder and bowel control, as well as disabling the lower limbs.
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