How common is cauda equina syndrome (CES)?

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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Cauda equina syndrome is uncommon, both atraumatically as well as traumatically. It is often reported as a case report due to its rarity. Although infrequent, it is a diagnosis that must be considered in patients who complain of low back pain coupled with neurologic complaints, especially urinary symptoms.


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