Does the incidence of cauda equina syndrome (CES) vary by age?

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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Answer

Traumatic cauda equina syndrome is not age specific. Atraumatic cauda equina syndrome occurs primarily in adults as a result of surgical morbidity, spinal disk disease, metastatic cancer, or epidural abscess.


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