Cauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report.
AffiliationDepartment of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, St. Nessans Road, Dooradoyle, Co-Limerick, Ireland. email@example.com
Emergency Service, Hospital
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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CitationCauda equina syndrome presenting as abdominal pain: a case report. 2012, 30 (7):1327.e5-6 Am J Emerg Med
JournalThe American journal of emergency medicine
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.
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