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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 71-72
Bioline Code: ni03017
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2003, pp. 71-72

 en Case Report - Sudden bilateral foot drop: An unusual presentation of lumbar disc prolapse
A. K. Mahapatra, P. K. Gupta, S. J. Pawar, R. R. Sharma


Bilateral acute foot drop is reported in a 30-year-old healthy male. He presented with a 7-day history of sudden severe backache, radiating to both the lower limbs and 1-day history of sudden bilateral ankle weakness that progressed to bilateral foot drop within 6 hours. He also developed retention of urine. Investigations revealed a large central disc prolapse at L3-4 with significant canal stenosis at that level. Following surgery the patient had progressive improvement.

Acute disc prolapse, Cauda equina Syndrome, Foot drop

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