Cauda equina syndrome ( CES) occurs when the nerve bundle at the lower end of the spinal cord (caudal equina) become compressed leading to functional issues with the bladder and distal bowel. It is most commonly caused by a prolapsed lumbar disc. This medical legal exhibit shows the anatomy of the lower spine (sectioned), inflamed vertebral disc at L5-S1 with compression of the caudal equina, and an overhead view of the L5 damaged disc.
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