When is follow-up with a physician indicated for patients with 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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Patients with any renal or bladder complications and impotence should undergo regular follow-up, because they have an increased tendency for recurrent urinary tract infection and calculi. [19] Yearly cystoscopy is recommended for patients with suprapubic catheters to help detect early bladder malignancies.

Regular follow-up urodynamic studies, renal ultrasound, and general cancer screening should be performed.


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