Aortic Aneurysm Revealed by Cauda Equina SyndromeBaallal Hassan1*, Bakzaza Walid2, Allaoui Mustapha2 and Akhaddar Ali1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Baallal Hassan
Department of Neurosurgery, The
Military Hospital Marrakech, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 27, 2016; Accepted date: September 21, 2016; Published date: September 26, 2016
Citation: Hassan B, Walid B, Mustapha A, Ali A (2016) Aortic Aneurysm Revealed by Cauda Equina Syndrome. J Clin Case Rep 6:867. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000867
Copyright: © 2016 Hassan B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aortic aneurysm is an uncommon vascular emergency that can exceptional present with neurologic symptoms owing to spinal cord ischemia; neurosurgeon may be the first physician to evaluate a patient who has an acute aortic dissection presenting as a spinal cord injury. The increased mortality associated with a delayed diagnosis necessitates familiarity with this condition. We describe a patient who experienced an abdominal aortic aneurysm that initially presented as cauda equine syndrome.