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Relationship between lumbar spinal stenosis and cauda equina movement during the Valsalva maneuver.

During the Valsalva maneuver, the main aim was to establish the connection between lumbar spinal stenosis and cauda equina movements. The cine MRI's qualitative analysis revealed subjectively the cauda equina movement type. The severity of LSS on abdominopelvic CT was determined using our LSS scoring system and measured between L1/2 and L5/S1. Participants in the cauda equina movement had significantly higher LSS scores than those without movement. Participants without movement and those with inchworm-manner mobility made a significant difference in the worst LSS ratings between participants without mobility and those with inchworm-maner mobility. There were no significant differences between participants without movement and those with fluttering, as well as those with flutter campaign and those with inchworm-manner movements. Conclusion Cada equina movement during the Valsalva procedure is rare in patients with severe LSS, and can be traced to pathogenesis of redundant nerve roots.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36609720


Cauda Equina Neuroendocrine Tumors: Distinct Epithelial Neuroendocrine Neoplasms of Spinal Origin.

The tumor, which had been previously identified as "cauda equina ganglioma," was recently rebranded as cauda equina neuroendocrine tumor based on specific biological and genetic characteristics. All but 1 tumor tests were positive for HOXB13; some stained for SATB2; and most tumors were still negative for GATA3. TTF1, CDX2, PIT1, SF1, and PAX8 were among other epithelial neuroendocrine neoplasms tested, including TTF1, CDX2, PIT1, SF1, and PAX8; staining for T-brachyury was negative. At least focal tyrosine hydroxylase reactivity was found in four of the five CENETs tested, with at least focal tyrosine hydroxylase reactivity. In all 21 tumors tested, serotonin expression was identified; it was broadly positive in 5 cases but had variable positivity in the remainder. PSAP expression was found centrally in 4 of the 5 tumors examined, according to a study. CENET is a distinct neuroendocrine neoplasm, according to the WHO classification of neuroendocrine tumors in 2022.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36543154


Expediting the Management of Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) in the Emergency Department Through Clinical Pathway Design at a District General Hospital: A Quality Improvement Project.

Aim The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to identify areas for improvement and expedite the care of alleged CES patients presenting to the hospital. Material and methods This was a retrospective review in which patients admitted to the Poole district hospital were tested in three groups with more than 50 patients in each subset group. The first group was audited from 1 st October 2020 to 27th September 2021; a retrospective examination of the second group of patients was conducted from 1 st. June 2021 to 31 st of March 2022; the second group was audited from 1 st. June 2021 to 31 st of March 2022. Patients with no cauda equina syndrome were expected to live in the hospital for the duration of stay, which in turn reduced the length of stay in the hospital for patients who did not have cauda equina syndrome.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36570114

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