Cauda Equina Compression

A 65 year-old man with presented with a three week history of progressive paraplegia and incontinence. He had a recent diagnosis of adneocarcinoma of the lung.

Outline the Tumor                                      Note the Compression Fracture of L4

Sagittal MRI scan of the Lumbar Spine. (Left) T2-weighted image; (Right) T1-weighted image. Note the large tumor arising from the L4 vertebral compressing the cauda equina.

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