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Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Neurologist's Perspective
  1. Safwan Jaradeh, M.D.
  1. From the Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Safwan Jaradeh, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226.


The cauda equina region is prone to injury from a variety of causes, all of which have to be considered during the performance of spinal anesthesia. This article reviews these causes and discusses their approach.

  • Cauda equina
  • spinal anesthesia.

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  • Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Neuromuscular Program; Director, Muscle and Nerve Lab; Director, MDA Clinic; Director, Autonomic Lab.