Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome

CDU at HRI has closed therefore the pathway for the management of patients requiring MRI for suspected CES has changed.

  • In hours
    • ED will arrange the MRI scan and review the results and refer to Neurosurgery as required.
  • Out of hours
    • Patient requires admission: then this is under the orthopaedic team.
    • Patient is fit to go home (with no immediate need to transfer to LGI for OOH MRI): then they can go home and return to AAU for orthopaedic review after their MRI scan (requested by ED and safety questionnaire completed). Please ensure these patients are referred to the on-call Orthopaedic SHO to be added to the trauma list and discussed/reviewed as per the pathway.


The full pathway is  Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome 2019

MRI Safety Questionnaire

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