Lumbar disk herniation presented with cauda equina syndrome in a pregnant woman.

Authors:
Prof Tayfun Hakan, MD
Prof Tayfun Hakan, MD
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital
Prof. Dr.
Ataşehir, İstanbul | Turkey

J Neurosci Rural Pract 2012 May;3(2):197-9

Haydarpaşa Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Neurosurgery Clinic, 34668 Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey.

Despite low back pain being common in pregnancy, cauda equina syndrome is rare. Misdiagnosis and delay in treatment may cause neurological sequelae including urinary and fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction in patients. A case of cauda equina syndrome in a pregnant woman at 25-week gestation is presented here. The patient underwent an emergency, standard lumbar microdiscectomy under general anesthesia on prone position. Neither the patient nor the baby had any complication related to surgery.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0976-3147.98243DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3410000PMC
May 2012
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