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Cauda equina syndrome - with permanent symptoms

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December 2018

Cauda equina syndrome - with permanent symptoms

A definite diagnosis by an appropriate medical specialist of cauda equina syndrome evidenced by compression of the lumbosacral nerve roots (cauda equina) resulting in all of the following:

  • permanent bladder dysfunction.
  • permanent weakness and loss of sensation of the legs.

The diagnosis must be supported by appropriate neurological evidence.

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