A 33-year-old man presented with progressively worsening low-back pain radiating to his lower extremities bilaterally, difficulty in urinating and defecating, and sexual dysfunction for the last 4 years. There was no history of trauma or any procedure on the spine. The neurological examination was significant with regard to reduced left straight-leg raising to 30 degrees and hypoesthesia in the left L5 dermatome. Ankle jerks were absent bilaterally. Muscle strength was within normal limits. The bulbocavernous and anal reflexes were absent. No soft tissue or bone lesions were observed during the physical examination.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
Accepted: April 24, 2009
Received: March 3, 2009
© 2009 Published by Elsevier Inc.
ScienceDirectAccess this article on ScienceDirect
- A conus medullaris cystic mass causing cauda equina syndrome in a 33-year-old manJournal of Clinical NeuroscienceVol. 16Issue 12