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Unformatted text preview: Poor anal sphincter tone is characteristic of CES. Babinski sign or other signs of upper motor neuron involvement suggest a diagnosis other than CES, possibly a diagnosis of spinal cord compression. A significant volume with little or no urge to void, or as a post-void residual, may indicate bladder dysfunction. Causes - Traumatic injury Lumbar disk herniation Abscess Spinal anesthesia Spinal epidural hematoma Tumor, either primary or metastatic Idiopathic Inferior vena cava thrombosis Lymphoma Sarcoidosis How to relate to our pt so far we only know that her motor function is impaired. Doesnt look like she is suffering from CES, because the other symptoms should be domineering. Questions to ask Do you have any back or leg pain? Do you have bowel/bladder dysfunction? Source: http :// emedicine . medscape . com / article /791613-overview...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
- Fall '10