Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome

Red – Flags

  • Bilateral Peripheral Nerve dysfunction
  • New Bladder/Bowel/Sexual dysfunction
  • Saddle/Peraneal altered sensation

  • In hours
    • ED will arrange the MRI scan and review the results and refer to Neurosurgery as required.
      • Weekdays 09:00-20:30
      • Weekends 09:00-15:00
  • Out of hours
    • Patient requires referral to Neurosurgeons stating we are unable to MRI OOH do they recommend transfer to LGI for MRI?
    • If Neurosurgeons do not accept for immediate transfer needs referral to Orthopaedics on call
    • Patient requires admission: then this is under the orthopaedic team.

 

The full pathway is  Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome 2019

MRI Safety Questionnaire

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