What are possible complications of cauda equina and conus medullaris syndromes?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, MHCM, FAAPL  more...
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Complications include the following:

  • Thromboembolic phenomena

  • Neurogenic bladder/bowel

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Pressure ulcers

  • Heterotopic ossification

  • Osteoporosis

  • Chronic neuropathic pain

  • Spasticity/contractures

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

  • Urethral stricture

  • Bladder calculi

  • Depression

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