Cauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252392
Title:
Cauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report.
Authors:
Ellanti, Prasad; Lenehan, Brian
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, St. Nessans Road, Dooradoyle, Co-Limerick, Ireland. prasad.ellanti@gmail.com
Citation:
Cauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report. 2012, 30 (7):1327.e5-6 Am J Emerg Med
Journal:
The American journal of emergency medicine
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252392
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2011.06.036
PubMed ID:
21839600
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735675711003123
Abstract:
Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is an uncommon entity. Symptoms include bowel and bladder dysfunction, saddle anesthesia, and varying degrees of lower limb motor and sensory disturbances. The consequences of delayed diagnosis can be devastating, resulting in bowel and bladder incontinence and lower limb paralysis. There is little in literature regarding abdominal pain as a significant feature of the initial presentation of CES. We present the case of a 32-year-old woman with CES who presented to the emergency department with gradually worsening lower abdominal pain.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Abdominal Pain; Adult; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Humans; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Polyradiculopathy; Urinary Bladder
ISSN:
1532-8171

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEllanti, Prasaden_GB
dc.contributor.authorLenehan, Brianen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T09:47:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-16T09:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationCauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report. 2012, 30 (7):1327.e5-6 Am J Emerg Meden_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-8171-
dc.identifier.pmid21839600-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajem.2011.06.036-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/252392-
dc.description.abstractCauda equina syndrome (CES) is an uncommon entity. Symptoms include bowel and bladder dysfunction, saddle anesthesia, and varying degrees of lower limb motor and sensory disturbances. The consequences of delayed diagnosis can be devastating, resulting in bowel and bladder incontinence and lower limb paralysis. There is little in literature regarding abdominal pain as a significant feature of the initial presentation of CES. We present the case of a 32-year-old woman with CES who presented to the emergency department with gradually worsening lower abdominal pain.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735675711003123en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The American journal of emergency medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Pain-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshEmergency Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshPolyradiculopathy-
dc.subject.meshUrinary Bladder-
dc.titleCauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, St. Nessans Road, Dooradoyle, Co-Limerick, Ireland. prasad.ellanti@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of emergency medicineen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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