Cauda Equina Syndrome: The Essentials for Doctors and Lawyers
Marks P., LAVY C., Annesley-Williams D., Budd J., Dangas K., Hoeritzauer I., Macfarlane R., O'Grady H., Reynard J., Sapherson D., Solon JG., Sprakes I., Stone J., Todd N., Woodfield J.
This is the first book exclusively dedicated to cauda equina syndrome, a rare but important condition because it can leave unfortunate sufferers with a lifetime of urinary and faecal incontinence as well as destruction of sexual function, often whilst in the prime of their lives. It has profound medicolegal consequences and currently costs the NHS somewhere in the region of £70m per annum, because of successful litigation due to failures in timely diagnosis and treatment. This book reviews in detail this high impact, low probability condition and will be of interest to doctors, lawyers, medicolegal experts and patients.