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]

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).
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The goal for imaging remains to evaluate patients with red flags, such as prolonged symptoms, radiculopathy, history of trauma, osteoporosis, cancer, infection, immunosuppression, or symptoms related to the cauda equina. For these patients, MRI is the preferred modality.
Clare Thompson (a 'tough negotiator, who fights for her clients') acted for a client in pursuing a claim against an NHS foundation trust and an out-of-hours doctor to recover damages for personal injuries and losses arising from an alleged delay in diagnosing and treating cauda equina syndrome.
Mrs Elizabeth Butterfield, 68, was seen by him eight years ago at Dumfries Infirmary with suspected cauda equina syndrome (CES) - a rare condition which needs immediate treatment and urgent surgery to prevent paralysis.
Later, back problems emerged, including a herniated disc and cauda equina syndrome, a serious condition of the lower spine.
Ginny Atchison, 45, had cauda equina syndrome, which caused the nerves in her lower back to become compressed, but doctors did not spot it for a year.
11, 2014, with worsening pain and was sent for an MRI that revealed severe spinal canal stenosis, acute L4 fracture, and L3 disc herniation causing mass effect on the cauda equina. On Nov.
We detected neither RNA nor antigen for Zika virus in any autopsy specimens tested (Zika virus RT-PCR, cranial nerve VII, sciatic nerve, and spinal cord including cauda equina; IHC, brain, spinal cord, sciatic nerve, and multiple solid organs).
Neurological dysfunction (cauda equina or sacral nerve root disruption) was treated with either laminectomies or fracture reduction with indirect decompression.
On the other hand, however, others have reported rare cases of PAIS, with patients demonstrating noncardiopulmonary symptoms as initial manifestations, such as cauda equina syndrome [12] and diarrhea [13].