Tandem spinal stenosis

Even after spinal decompression surgery, neurological deficits at multiple levels can still pose on-going risk

Tandem spinal stenosis is estimated to be present in 5-25% of patients with stenosis, and occurs when multiple spinal compressions exist at the same time.

Due to the severity of one compression, additional compressions may not be noted initially. This case study illustrates an example of a post-decompression Cervical Myelopathy, in which a lower level of Cauda Equina Syndrome was also discovered.  


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