How is sphincter dysfunction assessed during the evaluation 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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Urodynamic studies are useful to evaluate the degree and cause of sphincter dysfunction, as well as to monitor recovery of bladder function following decompression surgery. Intraoperative monitoring of somatosensory and motor evoked potentials allows for evaluation of radiculopathy and neuropathy.


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