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What is the name of surgery for cauda equina syndrome?

What is the name of surgery for cauda equina syndrome?

A laminectomy : This syndrome is due to compression of the nerve tissue that can be from several causes. Depending on the cause and location of the problem, the surgery will entail a decompression of the nreve tissue usually through a laminectomy but amcan be from an anterior or lateral approach or conbined and may or may not involve a fusion and instrumentation as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Behnam Myers
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Cauda Equina (Definition)

Spinal cord ends at upper lumbar spine (l1-2 level) and become a bundle of nerve roots, which look like horse tail. It passes bony tube inside the lumbar vertebrae while sending out nerve roots at each spine levels. You can easily visualize the anatomy on-line if ...Read more


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What is the treatment for cauda equina syndrome?

What is the treatment for cauda equina syndrome?

Depends: Cauda equina is often caused by a very larger herniated disc. This can be treated with urgent surgery. Other causes would be tumors, hemorrhages and penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot wound. The outcomes from treatment are highly variable, and depend on the mechanism, degree of deficit and the timing of the intervention. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for central cord syndrome?

What is the treatment for central cord syndrome?

See below: The main treatment for central cord syndrome is rehabilitation which consists of physical and occupational therapy as well as speech therapy if there are swallowing difficulties. The physical therapist deals with movement and improving independence in all movement activities. The ot deals with so called activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting and dressing. A rehab md coordinates. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cauda equina syndrome?

What sort of disease is cauda equina syndrome?

SERIOUS: This literally means 'horses tail'' referring to the summation of nerves in the low back. The seriousness comes from the syndrome of all the nerves being compressed by a large lumbar (low back) disc (or tumor) causing weakness in legs and bladder & bowel changes. Immediate surgery is best treatment or permanent damage may result. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

What is the treatment for post-polio syndrome?

Rehab/PT/Pain Meds: Treatment involves a Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation approach. Physical Therapy to increase muscle strngthand endurance Occupational Therapy to address upper body problems like overuse injuries Speech and language therapy Pain Meds Sleep studies and treatment for ocp Bracis use as needed ...Read more

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What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

What is the surgery for fourth nerve palsy called?

Fourth Nerve palsy: Surgery for just a fourth nerve palsy surgery is extremely rare and normally related to a tumor. There is no special surgical name that we use for this surgery. ...Read more

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What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

Wound care: Follow your surgeons recommendations with appropriate activity limitations and wound care and the prescribed follow up routine and therapy regimen. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cauda equina syndrome?

What are the tests for cauda equina syndrome?

History, exam, image: Trouble emptying the bladder, new and attended by numbness in the private area (and other symptoms) prompt a rectal exam. Urgent imaging (usually mri) of the low back confirms the diagnosis. Decompression as soon as possible seems to improve the outcome. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the injuries experienced at the conus medularis and cauda equina?

What is the difference between the injuries experienced at the conus medularis and cauda equina?

cauda vs conus: The conus is still part of the spinal cord, and an injury here could cause weakness, numbness, or bowel/bladder/sexual problems. Upper motor neuron problems occur (brisk reflexes, etc). The cauda equina is the bundle of nerves that the spinal cord terminates as. Problems here could cause similar symptoms, but lower motor neuron findings on exam. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?

What is the prognosis of thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?

Good but: usually surgery is the last thing you want to do for thoracic outlet syndrome because it is simple surgery but it could end up with an open chest and tubes in the chest and the recovery take a long time but the result are usually good if you need one get a second opinion and get done by a thoracic surgeon good luck ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cauda equina syndrome?

Saddle anesthesia: Cauda equine syndrome is caused by compression of nerves arising from the end of the spinal cord. Symptoms can include pain, weakness and numbness in legs there can be problems with urinary function as well. Numbness in the region of the genitals and anus (saddle anesthesia) is one of the classic findings associated with this disorder that differentiate it from a less severe lumbar pinched nerve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for korsakoff syndrome?

What is the treatment for korsakoff syndrome?

Proper diet: Avoid any alcohol and take extra b vitamins, particularly thiamine. Eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is the long term prognosis for nuerogenic thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?

What is the long term prognosis for nuerogenic thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?

If it is: a correct diagnosis , if it is due to compression of brachial nerves between scalene muscles and first rib , will have satisfactory out come , as they are peripheral nerves ( as they regenerate ) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cauda equina syndrome?

Lower back: The cauda equina is the "horses tail" of the nerves at the tail end of the spinal cord below the waist level. These nerves subserve the bladder, bowel, and legs. If the area is compressed (lumbar stenosis) or a tumor is present, the nerves can be damaged, which may cause initial neurogenic claudication (with activity) or leg weakness/numbness, and bladder/bowel issues. ...Read more

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What is involved in the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is involved in the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel: Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

What is the treatment for guillain barre syndrome?

See below:: Treatment of guillain-barré syndrome may include plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy. A respirator may be used if the patient requires assistance to breathe. Physical therapy can begin after the patient recovers limb control.The recovery period: a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30% may suffer from residual weakness after 3 years. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dandy-walker syndrome?

What is the treatment for dandy-walker syndrome?

Shunt.: Shunt of the cyst in the posterior brain fossa and or the lateral cerebral ventricles is usualy required. Antiepileptics for seizure control. 40% mortality in infancy; 35-50% normal intelligence; 25% associated with autosomal recessive genetic syndromes. ...Read more

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What is the cure for crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome?

None: This condition is so rare it has been probably less than 40 times in the world, yet you are the fifth person who as asked this question. Is this a homework assignment? ...Read more

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What kind of doctor is best for iliolumbar syndrome?

What kind of doctor is best for iliolumbar syndrome?

Several: Most primary care physicians can perform an initial back pain evaluation. A few medical specialties that routinely treat back pain are physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, rheumatology, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more

Dr. Behnam Myers
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Cauda Equina Syndrome (Definition)

A serious neurologic condition in which damage to the cauda equina causes loss of function of the lumbar plexus (nerve roots) of the spinal canal below the termination (conus medullaris) ...Read more