Isolated Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction following Single Level Lumbar Discectomy : A Rare Observation

  • Moududul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Sujan Sharif Chief Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Nowshin Jahan Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Abdullah Al Mahbub Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rajib Bhattacherjee Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Cauda equina syndrome - Isolated bladder dysfunction-lumbar discectomy

Abstract

Cauda equina syndrome is reported as a complication in 0.2% - 1% following lumbar disc herniation . The pathophysiologic mechanism of this complication and its management is yet poorly understood. Though some factors has postulated in different studies. In this case, patient’s back pain and leg pain is satisfactorily improved with newly onset retention of urine followed by overflow incontinence and constipation after a single level lumbar discectomy. No abnormalities were seen on the postoperative imaging studies. This is a retrospective analysis of records and radiographs in a patient who developed acute bowel and bladder dysfunction after surgery for lumbar disc herniation.

Bang. J Neurosurgery 2019; 9(1): 54-56

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2019-08-31
How to Cite
Haque, M., Sharif, M. S., Jahan, N., Mahbub, A., & Bhattacherjee, R. (2019). Isolated Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction following Single Level Lumbar Discectomy : A Rare Observation. Bangladesh Journal of Neurosurgery, 9(1), 54-56. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjns.v9i1.42934
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