Caudae equinae tumors

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Cauda equina (Latin ponytail) are the nerve roots running through the spinal canal in its lower part from the end of the spinal cord (located at the level of the vertebrae L1-L2) to the exit through the intervertebral hole.

Kaudy tumors[edit | edit source]

  • ependymoma - from the terminal film
  • neurinoma - from some spinal root of the cauda

Kaud tumors oppress the surrounding roots, which manifests itself in the development of kaud syndrome . Ependymoma diagnosis is based on MRI scans . For neurinoma, we mainly use CT and perimyelography (imaging of the spinal sac of the dura mater with positive contrast). The treatment of choice for both tumors is radical surgical removal .

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