In what conditions is cauda equina syndrome (CES) secondary to spinal stenosis?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Narrowing of the spinal canal can be due to a developmental abnormality or degenerative process. Although unusual, cauda equina syndrome from spinal stenosis secondary to spinal disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, spondylosis, and spondylolisthesis have all been reported. [41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47]


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