Conus Medullaris Syndrome Without Lower-Extremity Involvement in L-1 Burst Fractures: Report of Four Cases
Conus medullaris injury from burst fractures is known to occur in conjunction with other neurological deficits, including lower-extremity motor weakness or sensory changes. Rarely does an isolated conus medullaris injury occur from an extradural cause without other neurological deficits. The authors report four cases of L-1 burst fractures in which conus medullaris dysfunction was the sole neurological injury in the absence of lower-extremity involvement.
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
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Chou, Dean; Hartl, Roger; and Sonntag, Volker K.H., "Conus Medullaris Syndrome Without Lower-Extremity Involvement in L-1 Burst Fractures: Report of Four Cases" (2006). Neurosurgery. 109.