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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423044/the-long-term-outcome-of-micturition-defecation-and-sexual-function-after-spinal-surgery-for-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Nina S Korse, Anna B Veldman, Wilco C Peul, Carmen L A Vleggeert-Lankamp
BACKGROUND: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare neurologic complication of lumbar herniated disc for which emergency surgical decompression should be undertaken. Despite the common belief that the restoration of functions that are affected by CES can take several years postoperatively, follow up seldom exceeds the first year after surgery. Long term outcome of especially micturition, defecation and sexual function-which are by definition affected in CES-are unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate 1) postoperative long term outcome of micturition, defecation and sexual function in CES patients 2) attitude of patients towards received hospital care with regard to (recovery of) these functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385420/less-is-more-efficacy-of-rapid-3d-t2-space-in-ed-patients-with-acute-atypical-low-back-pain
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Nicholas A Koontz, Richard H Wiggins, Megan K Mills, Michael S McLaughlin, Elaine C Pigman, Yoshimi Anzai, Lubdha M Shah
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Emergency department (ED) patients with acute low back pain (LBP) may present with ambiguous clinical findings that pose diagnostic challenges to exclude cauda equina syndrome (CES). As a proof of concept, we aimed to determine the efficacy of a rapid lumbar spine (LS) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening protocol consisting of a single 3D-T2 SPACE FS (3D-T2 Sampling Perfection with Application optimized Contrasts using different flip angle Evolution fat saturated) sequence relative to conventional LS MRI to exclude emergently treatable pathologies in this complex patient population...
April 3, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359011/diagnostic-triage-for-low-back-pain-a-practical-approach-for-primary-care
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Lynn D Bardin, Peter King, Chris G Maher
Diagnostic triage is an essential guideline recommendation for low back pain (LBP), which is the most frequent musculoskeletal condition that general practitioners encounter in Australia. Clinical diagnosis of LBP - informed by a focused history and clinical examination - is the key initial step for GPs, and determines subsequent diagnostic workup and allied health and medical specialist referral. The goal of diagnostic triage of LBP is to exclude non-spinal causes and to allocate patients to one of three broad categories: specific spinal pathology (< 1% of cases), radicular syndrome (∼ 5-10% of cases) or non-specific LBP (NSLBP), which represents 90-95% of cases and is diagnosed by exclusion of the first two categories...
April 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285756/partial-cauda-equina-syndrome-after-an-uneventful-minimally-invasive-microdiscectomy-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease
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C Raftopoulos, S Koenig, V Joris, T Duprez
Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition resulting from dysfunction of the lumbosacral nerve roots and characterized by impairment of bladder, bowel, sexual and lower limb functions. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman who had Crohn's disease for more than twenty years. The patient was undergoing immunotherapy with infliximab and developed a partial cauda equina syndrome after an uneventful minimally invasive microdiscectomy (L5-S1) that completely cured her sciatica. A postoperative magnetic resonance imaging examination showed root clumping but no compressive lesion...
March 9, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259071/epidural-lipomatosis-with-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-chronic-alcoholic-patient-a-case-report
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Sung-Soo Kim, Dong-Ju Lim
INTRODUCTION: Epidural lipomatosis of the lumbar spine is a rare condition, which is described as the accumulation of fat in the extradural territory. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 60-year-old, non-obese, and chronic alcoholic man who was transferred to our spine department with cauda equina syndrome (CES) for 4 months. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) was confirmed in the multilevel lumbar lesion. A decompression surgery was performed and the patient recovered significantly...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235527/a-patient-with-postpolio-syndrome-developed-cauda-equina-syndrome-after-neuraxial-anesthesia-a-case-report
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Wei-Cheng Tseng, Zhi-Fu Wu, Wen-Jinn Liaw, Su-Yang Hwa, Nan-Kai Hung
Combined spinal anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia is widely used in orthopedic surgery. Uncommon but serious neurologic complications of neuraxial anesthesia (NA) include direct trauma during needle or catheter insertion, central nervous system infections, and neurotoxicity of local anesthetics. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare complication after NA but can result in severe neurologic deterioration that may require surgical intervention. We present a case of a 69-year-old woman with postpolio syndrome who developed CES after combined spinal anesthesia and postoperative epidural analgesia...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195228/ejaculation-and-sperm-characteristics-in-men-with-cauda-equina-and-conus-medullaris-syndromes
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N Hadiji, R Mieusset, J G Previnaire, E Castel-Lacanal, J M Soler
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to describe the type of ejaculation in patients with cauda equina (CE) and conus medullaris (CM) lesions, and to analyse sperm quality. SETTING: France. METHODS: One hundred sixty-six patients with CE and CM lesions were included. Diagnosis was based on clinical (no motor responses, sensation or sacral reflexes) and urodynamic assessments (no detrusor activity)...
February 14, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178992/percutaneous-transforaminal-endoscopic-surgery-ptes-for-symptomatic-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-surgical-technique-outcome-and-complications-in-209-consecutive-cases
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Yu-Tong Gu, Zhan Cui, Hong-Wei Shao, Yun Ye, Ai-Qun Gu
BACKGROUND: We designed an easy posterolateral transforaminal endoscopic decompression technique, termed PTES, for radiculopathy secondary to lumbar disc herniation. The purpose of the study is to describe the technique of PTES and evaluate the efficacy and safety for treatment of lumbar disc herniation including primary herniation, reherniation, intracanal herniation, and extracanal herniation and to report outcome and complications. METHODS: PTES was performed to treat 209 cases of intracanal or extracanal herniations with or without extruding or sequestrated fragment, high iliac crest, scoliosis, calcification, or cauda equina syndrome including recurrent herniation after previous surgical intervention at the index level or adjacent disc herniation after decompression and fusion...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164059/neuropathic-knee-joint-a-complication-of-syrinx-following-spinal-anesthesia-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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S Swaroop Chandra, J K Giriraj Harshavardhan, Ganesan G Ram, P V Vijayaraghavan
INTRODUCTION: Neurological complications due to spinal anesthesia are dysesthesia, paresthesia, cauda equina syndrome, and neuropathic joint. However, neurological complications are rare. We report a case of neuropathic joint of knee as a complication of syrinx following postspinal anesthesia. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old female came with complaints of pain and instability of her left knee and left foot drop. She had developed weakness of her left lower limb following her cesarean section surgery done under spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163949/anterior-to-posterior-migration-of-a-lumbar-disc-sequestration-surgical-remarks-and-technical-notes-about-a-tailored-microsurgical-discectomy
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Alessandro Frati, Alessandro Pesce, Mauro Palmieri, Tommaso Vangelista, Riccardo Caruso, Maurizio Salvati, Antonino Raco
Extrusion of disc material within the spinal canal complicates up to 28.6% of lumbar disc herniations. Due to the anatomical "corridors" created by the anterior midline septum and lateral membranes, relocation occurs with an anterior and anterolateral axial topography. Posterior migration is an extremely rare condition and anterior-to-posterior circumferential migration is an even rarer condition. Its radiological feature can be enigmatic and since, in more than 50% of cases, clinical onset is a hyperacute cauda equina syndrome, it may imply a difficult surgical decision in emergency settings...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109509/in-reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-cauda-equina-syndrome-the-importance-of-including-small-studies-in-a-meta-analysis
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Anthony M T Chau, Lileane L Xu, Cristian Gragnaniello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109508/cauda-equina-syndrome-the-importance-of-including-small-studies-in-a-meta-analysis-comment-on-timing-of-surgical-intervention-in-cauda-equina-syndrome-a%C3%A2-systematic-critical-review
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W Bradford DeLong, Nayak L Polissar, Moni B Neradilek, Leslie A Laam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: World Neurosurgery
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: Herein we report on the clinical, serologic, electrophysiologic, and pathologic evaluations 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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REVIEW
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
#20
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
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