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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102451/cauda-equina-syndrome-presentation-outcome-and-predictors-with-focus-on-micturition-defecation-and-sexual-dysfunction
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N S Korse, J A Pijpers, E van Zwet, H W Elzevier, C L A Vleggeert-Lankamp
BACKGROUND: Even though micturition, defecation, and sexual function are substantially affected in cauda equina syndrome (CES), data on outcome are scarce. METHODS: Medical files of patients operated on lumbar herniated disc were screened for CES and retrospectively analyzed for baseline characteristics, outcome of micturition, defecation, and sexual function and possible predictors. RESULTS: Seventy-five CES patients (52% men) were included with a mean age of 44 years...
January 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102171/lumbar-disc-herniation-causing-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-a-paediatric-patient-a-case-report
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Mohamad Irshad, Khurshid Ahmad, Hilal Ahmad Malla
Lumbar disc disease occurs mainly in the adult population. A disc prolapse in the paediatric population is very rare. Cauda equine syndrome resulting from compression of the cauda equina is a rare syndrome and is one of the few spinal surgical emergencies. Here we present a 13-year-old boy with pain in the lumbar region radiating bilaterally to the lower limbs, with asymmetrical weakness of lower the limbs, perianal hypoaesthesia and urinary retention. MRI of lumbar spine confirmed disc protrusion at the L3-L4 level with severe spinal canal stenosis...
August 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093780/subacute-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-complicating-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-gata2-haploinsufficiency
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Mohamed Kazamel, Christopher J Klein, Eduardo E Benarroch, Mrinal M Patnaik, Jennifer A Tracy
INTRODUCTION: Autosomal dominant haploinsufficiency of GATA2 causes monocytopenia and natural killer cell lymphopenia, resulting in predisposition to mycobacterial, fungal, and viral infections. METHODS: We report clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic, and pathologic evaluation of a 29-year-old woman with GATA2 haploinsufficiency and active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection complicated by subacute painful neuropathy. RESULTS: Nerve conduction and electromyography studies showed predominantly demyelinating sensorimotor polyradiculoneuropathy...
January 17, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077887/examination-of-the-predictive-power-of-electromyography-and-urodynamic-study-in-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-horse-tail-syndrome
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Mohammadreza Shahmohammadi, Reza Jalil Khoshuod, Alireza Zali, Amir Saied Seddeghi, Nima Mohseni Kabir
BACKGROUND: Cauda equina syndrome is a rare disorder that causes loss of Lumbar plexus function (nerve roots) lower than conus medullaris. No risk factor has been defined for this disease yet. Due to the high morbidity of Cauda equina syndrome and lack of sufficient information about the connection between the disease and urodynamic findings and EMG (Electromyography) findings, the need for this comprehensive study is felt. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to determine the predictive power of findings resulted from urodynamics and electromyography of perineal region and around sphincter in the clinical cure rate of urination in patients with urinary retention followed by Cauda equina syndrome...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062419/contained-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-presenting-as-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Serge A Engamba, Dovile Garaleviciene, Jonathan Baldry
This is the case report of a contained ruptured aortic aneurysm presenting with acute cauda equina syndrome. The patient was a 79-year-old man. A literature search revealed various unusual presentations of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), including femoral neuropathy, hip pain and others; however, there are no other reports of cauda equina-like syndrome. The present case is therefore another unusual presentation of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and reiterates the utmost importance of careful history taking and clinical examination...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059708/impact-of-mr-neurography-in-patients-with-chronic-cauda-equina-syndrome-presenting-as-chronic-pelvic-pain-and-dysfunction
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J R Petrasic, A Chhabra, K M Scott
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic cauda equina syndrome, defined as persistent damage of the cauda equina nerve roots within the spinal canal can be a challenging diagnosis with varied presentations. MR neurography imaging is more commonly being used to evaluate the lumbosacral spine of patients suspected of having subacute or chronic cauda equina syndrome. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of lumbosacral plexus MR neurography in the diagnostic thinking and therapeutic management of patients presenting with chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction and suspected chronic cauda equina syndrome...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999827/cauda-equina-syndrome-an-emergency-some-unexpected-severe-symptoms-and-conservative-treatment
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Philip Grammaticos, Nikitas Papadopoulos, Labib Tarazi, Dimosthenis Katsarkas
An 83 years old physician, doing only office work and no exercise, presented with cauda equine, due to a large intervertebral disk hernia between L1-L2 vertebrae, after an unorthodox movement. He also had a facet syndrome, a muscular spasm in the gluteus, a small fracture in the periphery of the body of the L2 vertebra and pain in the L4-L5, due to a previous vertebral hernia five years ago. All L1-L5 left lateral area was painful. He felt an unbearable pain. He also had a degree of paralysis of the gastrointestinal (GI) and the genitourinary system...
September 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942941/migratory-low-velocity-intradural-lumbosacral-spinal-bullet-causing-cauda-equina-syndrome-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Sachin Baldawa, Vijay Shivpuje
BACKGROUND: Migration of the bullet within the spinal subarachnoid space has long been recognized as unusual complication of spinal gunshot injury. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of migratory low velocity intradural lumbosacral spinal bullet causing cauda equina syndrome. The relevant literature is reviewed and all cases of migratory spinal bullet are summarised, and management strategies are discussed. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. METHODS: A 32-year-old male suffered abdominal gunshot injury for which emergency laparotomy and repair of colonic perforation were performed...
December 9, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924416/endoscope-assisted-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-a-technical-note
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Jin-Sung Kim, Ji-Hoon Seong
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this paper was to describe how endoscope-assisted oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) could remove huge lumbar disc herniation (HLDH) manifested with cauda equina syndrome (CES). METHODS: In this study, the authors made an attempt to treat CES with a direct endoscopic decompression through the OLIF corridor and performed OLIF in two patients with HLDH. RESULTS: Two patients with HLDH were successfully treated using OLIF with spinal endoscopic discectomy...
December 7, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920699/asymptomatic-multiple-lymphomatous-polyposis-identified-during-staging-bidirectional-endoscopy-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Sonja P Dawsey, Jason A Gregory, Alexander W Brown, Frances J Jones
Multiple lymphomatous polyposis (MLP) as an extranodal manifestation of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in the gastrointestinal tract is rare and not often reported in the literature. We describe the case of a 63-year-old female with asymptomatic MLP found during staging bidirectional endoscopy of MCL. The patient presented only with dyspnea, but was found on physical exam to have diffuse lymphadenopathy, and subsequent positron emission tomography (PET) CT showed extensive lymph node adenopathy consistent with lymphoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913961/prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
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Shota Takenaka, Hiroyuki Aono
BACKGROUND: Drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases can impair activities of daily living. Therefore, predictors of recovery of this symptom have been investigated using univariate or/and multivariate analyses. However, the conclusions have been somewhat controversial. Bayesian network models, which are graphic and intuitive to the clinician, may facilitate understanding of the prognosis of drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) To show a layered correlation among predictors of recovery from drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases; and (2) to develop support tools for clinical decisions to treat drop foot resulting from lumbar degenerative diseases...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895949/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-spine-in-a-two-year-old-boy
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Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) is a highly malignant bone tumour. It may involve any part of the skeleton but the most frequent parts are the ilium and diaphysis of femur and tibia (Alfeeli et al., 2005; Zhu et al., 2012). Primary ES of the spine is extremely rare (Yan et al., 2011). It accounts for only 3.5 to 14.9 percent of all primary bone sarcomas. The age of presentation ranges from 12 to 24 years (median 21 years) (Ferguson, 1999; Sharafuddin et al., 1992; Klimo Jr. et al., 2009). We report an unusual case of primary ES of the spine in a two-year-old boy, who presented to us with paraparesis and features of cauda equina syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891041/spinal-intradural-hydatid-cyst-causing-arachnoiditis-a-rare-etiology-of-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Suyash Singh, Jayesh Sardhara, Amit Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Kuntal Kanti Das, Anant Mehrotra, Rabi N Sahu, Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Behari
This study aims to focus on a rare presentation of spinal hydatid cyst as cauda equine syndrome and misdiagnosed as intradural extramedullary (IDEM) benign lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. In this article, we report a case of spinal hydatid cyst masquerading as IDEM tumor, and intraoperatively, we accidently find clumped granuloma with severe arachnoiditis and hydatid cyst in lumber region, which was present as bilateral S1 radiculopathy with cauda equina syndrome. An 11-year-old boy who presented with symptoms and signs of cauda equina syndrome and planned for surgical excision...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847569/retrospective-analysis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-profiles-in-228-patients-with-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-differences-according-to-the-sampling-site-symptoms-and-systemic-factors
#14
Youngbo Shim, Ho-Shin Gwak, Sohee Kim, Jungnam Joo, Sang-Hoon Shin, Heon Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Elevated cell counts and protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) result from disease activity in patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC). Previous studies evaluated the use of CSF profiles to monitor a treatment response or predict prognosis. CSF profiles vary, however, according to the sampling site and the patient's systemic condition. We compared lumbar and ventricular CSF profiles collected before intraventricular chemotherapy for LMC and evaluated the association of these profiles with patients' systemic factors and LMC disease activity...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831995/does-early-surgical-decompression-in-cauda-equina-syndrome-improve-bladder-outcome-comments-on-a-recent-study-by-srikandarajah-et-al
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W Bradford DeLong, Nayak L Polissar, Moni B Neradilek, Leslie A Laam
STUDY DESIGN AND OBJECTIVES: This study by Srikandarajah et al is a retrospective cohort study of 200 CES patients. Although parts of the study appear to be well done we identified serious problems that impacted their conclusions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is strong consensus that patients with incomplete cauda equina syndrome (CESI) should be operated upon expeditiously to prevent progression to CES with urinary retention (CESR). There is controversy concerning optimal timing of surgery in patients who have entered CESR...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815809/prevalence-of-thoracic-spine-lesions-masquerading-as-cauda-equina-syndrome-yield-of-a-novel-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol
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Katherine Stolper, James Clark Haug, Chad Todd Christensen, Kathleen Michelle Samsey, Michael David April
Our objective was to describe the yield of actionable thoracic spine lesions for a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol including evaluation of the thoracic spine among patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with symptoms consistent with epidural compression syndrome. Our ED and Department of Radiology together designed a novel rapid MRI protocol entailing 3D volumetric T2 weighted sequences through both the thoracic and lumbar spine obtained in the sagittal plane to assess for both lumbar and thoracic spine lesions...
November 4, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799991/the-factors-that-affect-improvement-of-neurogenic-bladder-by-severe-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-operation
#17
Joon Bok Jeon, Seung Hwan Yoon, Do Keun Kim, Ji-Yong Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed retrospectively the bladder function of patients after early surgery for cauda equina syndrome (CES) performed within 24 or 48 hours, or after 48 hours of the onset of autonomic symptoms. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 31 patients after decompression surgery for lumbar disc herniation (LDH) who had been diagnosed with CES between January 2001 and December 2014 at Inha University Hospital. The following factors were assessed to evaluate the influence of time to surgery: bladder function, rectal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, LDH level, and degree of spinal canal compression...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792054/evaluation-and-treatment-of-lumbar-facet-cysts
#18
Barrett S Boody, Jason W Savage
Lumbar facet cysts are a rare but increasingly common cause of symptomatic nerve root compression and can lead to radiculopathy, neurogenic claudication, and cauda equina syndrome. The cysts arise from the zygapophyseal joints of the lumbar spine and commonly demonstrate synovial herniation with mucinous degeneration of the facet joint capsule. Lumbar facet cysts are most common at the L4-L5 level and often are associated with spondylosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Advanced imaging studies have increased diagnosis of the cysts; however, optimal treatment of the cysts remains controversial...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790326/neurological-recovery-in-two-patients-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-secondary-to-l5-lumbar-spine-giant-cell-tumour-after-treatment-with-denosumab-without-surgery
#19
Simret Singh Randhawa, Angel Khor Nee Kwan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Mun Keong Kwan
We report two patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) secondary to L5 giant cell tumour (GCT) who achieved good neurological recovery after treatment with denosumab without surgery. The first patient was a 26-year-old man with L5 GCT causing CES who regained bowel and urinary control, muscle power improvement from grade 2 to grade 4 and Oswestry disability index (ODI) improvement from 48 to 23 after denosumab treatment. The second patient was a 25-year-old woman with L5 GCT causing CES who regained bowel and urinary control, muscle power improvement from grade 0 to grade 4 and ODI improvement from 42 to 20 after denosumab treatment...
October 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789449/doing-more-with-less-diagnostic-accuracy-of-ct-in-suspected-cauda-equina-syndrome
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J G Peacock, V M Timpone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cauda equina syndrome typically requires emergent MR imaging to detect compressive lesions on the cauda equina, which may require surgical decompression. While CT is sometimes performed as a complementary imaging technique to evaluate osseous integrity in patients with cauda equina syndrome, the accuracy of CT in detecting significant spinal stenosis and cauda equina impingement is not well-defined in the literature. We hypothesized that percentage thecal sac effacement on CT of the lumbar spine would have high sensitivity and high negative predictive value in evaluating significant spinal stenosis and cauda equina impingement...
October 27, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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