volume 29, issue 2, P178-180 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.1003032
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Abstract: In the first prospective comparison of 'scan-negative' (n=11) and 'scan-positive' (n=7) patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) we found that Hoover's sign of functional leg weakness but not routine clinical features differentiated the two groups (p<0.02). This offers a new direction of study in this area, although magnetic resonance imaging is still required for all patients with possible CES.