Case:A 54-year-old woman with chronic lumbar radiculopathy due to grade II spondylolisthesis at lumbar 4 to 5 developed acute cauda equina syndrome (CES) after an elective lumbar decompression, and fusion was delayed because of statewide bans on elective procedures during the pandemic. The diagnosis was made largely through telehealth consultation and eventually prompted urgent neurosurgical intervention.Conclusion:This case report illustrates a rare presentation of acute CES and highlights some of the challenges of practicing clinical medicine in the midst of a pandemic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||JBJS Case Connector|
|State||Published - Feb 10 2022|
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
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