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Epidemiology of cauda equina and conus medullaris lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17143890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The epidemiology of cauda equina and conus medullaris lesions is not well known, and this study aimed to provide further information on this topic. In the period 1996-2004, patients fulfilling the clinical, electrodiagnostic, and radiological criteria for such lesions were identified. For cauda equina/conus medullaris lesions an annual incidence rate of 3.4/1.5 per million, and period prevalence of 8.9/4.5 per 100,000 population were calculated. The values obtained are probably valid estimates of the incidence and prevalence of these lesions in developed countries.
Simon Podnar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0148-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-07     Completed Date:  2007-06-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Clinical Neurophysiology, Division of Neurology, University Medical Center, SI-1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cauda Equina / injuries*,  physiopathology
Electrodiagnosis / methods,  standards
Iatrogenic Disease / epidemiology
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / epidemiology
Lumbar Vertebrae / pathology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Polyradiculopathy / epidemiology*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
Slovenia / epidemiology
Spinal Cord Compression / epidemiology*
Spinal Cord Injuries / epidemiology*
Spinal Fractures / epidemiology

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