What tests are performed in the workup of cauda equina and conus medullaris syndrome?

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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Myelography, [79] computed tomography, [80] and MRI are each used in specific cases with good degrees of accuracy. Each test can be used to determine the level of pathology and aid in the determination of the cause of the syndrome. Bone scan may detect malignant tumor or metastases and inflammatory conditions affecting the vertebrae.


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