Reader Response: Scan-Negative Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Prospective Cohort Study

Hoeritzauer et al.1 prospectively investigated the clinical presentation of 184 patients admitted for clinical suspicion of CES, among which 47 (25%) suffered from cauda equina (CE) compression on MRI, whereas 76 (41%) only showed single nerve root compression and 61 (33%) did not show any sign of compression. I congratulate the authors as they showed that approximately one-third of the patients (33%, 61/184) admitted for suspicion of CES possibly suffer from multifactorial pre-existing organic and functional disorders, including bladder dysfunction.

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