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Diagnosis of a 64-year-old patient presenting with suspected lumbar spinal stenosis: an evidence-based case report

March 01, 2015

Objective: To present an evidence-based case report on the diagnosis of a patient with suspected lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Case: A 64-year-old man presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of LSS, but physical examination and diagnostic imaging findings were inconclusive. Other co-morbidities included diabetes, congestive heart failure, and left hip joint osteoarthritis. Outcome: PubMed was

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Evidence-based prognostication in a case of sciatica

March 01, 2015

Objective: To present an evidence-based case report on the prognosis of a patient with sciatica. Case: A 43-year-old man presented with right-sided buttock and lower extremity pain and numbness of 10 weeks’ duration. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lumbosacral disc herniation. Straight leg raise testing provoked the patient’s right sciatic pain, and neurologic examination revealed a diminished right Achilles tendon reflex and

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Myxopapillary ependymoma as a cause of back pain in a young male – A case report

May 09, 2014

Objective: Primary spinal cord tumours are rare causes of low back pain but can be a significant cause of morbidity if undiagnosed and untreated. The following is a case of a young male patient presenting with low back pain and radicular symptoms caused by myxopapillary ependymoma. Clinical Features: A nineteen year old male presented to

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