What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis 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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Depending on the findings from the history and physical examination, laboratory studies can include basic blood tests, chemistries, fasting blood sugar, sedimentation rate, and syphilis and Lyme serologies. CSF examination should also be included if signs of meningitis are present. [84]


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