cauda equina


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cauda

 [kaw´da] (pl. cau´dae) (L.)
a tail or tail-like appendage.
cauda equi´na the collection of spinal roots descending from the lower spinal cord and occupying the vertebral canal below the cord.
 Cauda equina, descending from the conus medullaris of the spinal cord. From Dorland's, 2000.

cau·da e·qui·na

[TA]
the bundle of spinal nerve roots arising from the lumbosacral enlargement and medullary cone and running through the lumbar cistern (subarachnoid space) within the vertebral canal below the first lumbar vertebra; it comprises the roots of all the spinal nerves below the first lumbar.
[L. horse tail]

cauda equina

Etymology: L, cauda + equus, horse
the lower end of the spinal cord at the first lumbar vertebra and the bundle of lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots that emerge from the spinal cord at the first lumbar vertebra and descend through the spinal canal of the sacrum and coccyx before reaching the intervertebral foramina of their particular vertebrae. The cauda equina resembles a horse's tail.

cau·da e·qui·na

(kaw'dă ē-kwī'nă) [TA]
The bundle of spinal nerve roots arising from the lumbosacral enlargement and medullary cone and running through the lumbar cistern (subarachnoid space) within the vertebral canal below the first lumbar vertebra; it comprises the roots of all the spinal nerves below the first lumbar.
[L. horse tail]

cauda equina

The leash of spinal nerves hanging down in the spinal canal below the termination of the SPINAL CORD, at about the level of the first lumbar vertebra.

Cauda equina

The roots of the spinal nerves controlling movement and sensation in the legs. These nerve roots are located in the lower spine and resemble a horse's tail (cauda equina in Latin).
Mentioned in: Low Back Pain

cauda equina

bundle of paired spinal nerve roots extending from the distal tip of the spinal cord and traversing the subarachnoid space within the vertebral canal; begins at level of first lumbar vertebra (L1)

cauda

pl. caudae [L.] a tail or tail-like appendage.

cauda equina
the collection of spinal roots that stream caudally from the end of the spinal cord and occupy the vertebral canal.
cauda equina compression
see lumbosacral stenosis.
cauda equina syndrome
cauda helicis
caudal process of the helix of the ear of the dog.
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This article presents a case of cauda equina syndrome that developed as a consequence of an epidural lysis procedure which had poor motor recovery.
Direct visualization of dorsal nerve roots of the cauda equina by means of a myeloscope.
If the indications are cauda equina syndrome and progressive neurologic deficit, the final option is surgical in lumbar disc hernias [2, 3].
Two cases of cauda equina syndrome following spinal-epidural anesthesia.
The neglection of the disrupted disc material may press cauda equina and aggravate the neurological symptoms20 and excision of disc and interbody fusion are needed.
Multiple hemangiomas (hemangiomatosis) of the cauda equina and spinal cord.
Paraganglioma of cauda equina or filum terminale is a rare condition.
CAMPAIGNER: Belinda Johnson wants to raise awareness of Cauda Equina Syndrome
The clinical presentation in dorsal epidural disc herniation is variable, from low back pain without neurologic deficits to cauda equina syndrome.
Cauda equina syndrome is caused by lumbar disc protrusion, and 1-15% of patients present with abnormal bladder function secondary to impingement of sacral nerve roots.
Neither multiple sclerosis nor lumbar disc protrusion or cauda equina syndrome was detected.
Uno de los segmentos afectados es el segmento lumbosacro, donde se encuentra la cauda equina, conjunto de nervios perifericos que abandonan caudalmente la medula espinal (Suwankong et al.