Neglected Cauda Equina Syndrome Due To Prolapsed Lumbar Intervertebral Disc In An Adolescent Patient: A Case Report And Review Of Literature
Lumbar disc herniation is very rare in children and adolescent age group. We report a rare case of two months old neglected case of post traumatic L4-L5 disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome and bilateral foot drop in a 13-year-old patient. He was treated successfully with emergency L4 laminectomy and L4-L5 discectomy, and he recovered fully without any restricted activity. Cauda equina is a surgical emergency, which should be diagnosed and operated as early as possible for good results, even if the patient presents late.
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