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