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A Young Patient with Acute Cauda Equina Syndrome Due to Traumatic Disc Herniation
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey  
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Medicine, Tokat, Turkey  
JEMCR 2015; 6: 81-83
DOI: 10.5152/jaemcr.2015.1156
Key Words: Acute cauda equina syndrome, emergency, traumatic lumbar disc herniation
Abstract

Introduction: Acute cauda equina syndrome (ACES) is a rare clinical condition. The etiologies of ACES are spinal hematoma, lumbar anesthesia, spinal manipulation, intraspinal tumor, infection, or lumbar disc herniation (LDH). ACES due to LDH is rare and reported to be 1%–2% of the cases.

 

Case Report: The case of a young patient with rapid onset of symptoms of ACES after trauma is presented.

 

Conclusion: It is aimed to show ACES due to LDH, which is a rare cause of ACES.

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