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Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare but highly impairing condition and is one of the few spinal surgical emergencies. This diagnosis refers to a complex of signs and symptoms resulting from compression of nerve roots distal to the conus medullaris. Low back pain, motor weakness of lower limbs, sensory changes in saddle or perianal area, and loss of visceral function are some clinical manifestations of CES. However, it should be kept in mind that clinical diagnosis of CES is made only when bladder, bowel, or sexual dysfunction and perianal or saddle numbness have occurred. This article reports a young man with CES due to sacral fracture with an interesting imaging...

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