Case Series

Operative Management of Perinatal Lumbar Disc Herniation and Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Case Series

D.P. Ahern, D. Gibbons, M. Dodds, M. Timlin, N. Cassidy, S. Morris, K. Synnott, J.S. Butler

Aherne et al describe 6 cases of cauda equine syndrome (CES) related to pregnancy.  Among the clinical features were back pain, lower limb radiculopathy, lower limb weakness, urinary retention, and saddle anaesthesia.  All the patients underwent discectomy/decompression of the lumbar disc herniation.