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Does patient history and physical examination predict MRI proven cauda equina syndrome?

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STUDY DESIGN:  Systematic review. STUDY RATIONALE:  While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used as the diagnostic gold standard for cauda equina syndrome (CES), many MRI scans obtained from patients presenting with signs and/or symptoms of CES do not reveal concordant pathology. As a result, the role of the history and physical examination remains unclear when determining which patients require emergent MRI.Objective or clinical question: Are there elements from the history or physical exa...

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10.1055/s-0031-1274754

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Hashimoto, R More by this author
Dettori, JR More by this author
Journal:
Evidence-based spine-care journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
4
Pages:
27-33
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1869-4136
ISSN:
1663-7976
URN:
uuid:1a02598c-8207-446a-b568-0ef0b187dc32
Source identifiers:
367701
Local pid:
pubs:367701
Language:
English

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