Cauda equina syndrome - with permanent symptoms

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

December 2018

Cauda equina syndrome - with permanent symptoms

A definite diagnosis by an appropriate medical specialist of cauda equina syndrome evidenced by compression of the lumbosacral nerve roots (cauda equina) resulting in all of the following:

  • permanent bladder dysfunction.
  • permanent weakness and loss of sensation of the legs.

The diagnosis must be supported by appropriate neurological evidence.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition