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Cauda equina syndrome: An uncommon cause of urinary retention in a young woman

Arunkalaivanan, A., do Nascimento, V.C. and Needham, M. (2016) Cauda equina syndrome: An uncommon cause of urinary retention in a young woman. International Urogynecology Journal, 27 (7). pp. 1121-1123.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-016-2971-2
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Abstract

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is an uncommon neurological condition resulting in the retention of urine in young women [1]. This is usually caused by the compression of the cauda equina, resulting in the dysfunction of the sacral and lumbar nerve roots in the vertebral canal [2]. Clinical diagnosis is based upon impairment of bladder, bowel, or sexual function and perianal or saddle numbness. An MRI scan confirms the level and the pathological diagnosis [3].

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2016 The International Urogynecological Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34740
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