Cauda equina

Dr Kieran Kusel and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The cauda equina is the collective term given to nerve roots distal to the conus medullaris, which occupy the lumbar cistern

Its name comes from the Latin for "horse's tail".

Anatomy: Spine

Article information

rID: 28665
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: cauda equina on sagittal T2W
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