What conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome (CES)?

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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Other problems to be considered include the following: [78]

  • Amyloidosis with deposits in the spinal cord

  • Ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathy

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (types 1 and 3)

  • Intravascular lymphomatosis

  • Lipomas within the spine

  • Lumbar stenosis (multilevel)

  • Paget disease of the spine

  • Spinal infection/abscess and meningitis

  • Tethered cord syndrome/short filum terminale

  • Vascular intermittent claudication

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