The Surgical Management of Spinal Canal Stenosis
With the phenomenal growth of interest in spinal disorders that has occurred in the past ten years, the various syndromes that arise in spinal stenosis are now more widely recognised. Although the range of conditions that may mimic it is broad, the differential diagnosis in the lumbar region has been largely centred around the distinctions between aortic vascular disorders and spinal stenosis. Peripherally for example, bilateral hip disease may give rise to symptoms similar to those of cauda equina claudication, while, centrally, cerebral atrophy may be attributed as the cause of unsteadiness of gait, with weakness sufficiently severe to cause the patient affected merely with lumbar canal stenosis to fall to the ground while walking.
KeywordsSpinal Canal Facet Joint Spinal Stenosis Arachnoid Cyst Ligamentum Flavum
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