Definitions for "CAUDA EQUINA"
Keywords:  lumbar, sacral, equina, spinal, tail
The nerve roots at the termination of the spinal cord.
a taillike collection of roots of spinal nerves at the inferior end of the spinal canal
A bunch of nerves that follows on from the end of the spinal cord. It starts at approximately the level of the first lumbar vertebra (L1).
compression - most often due to neoplasm but also by lipoma, in spina bifida occulta, constricting fibrous band or by chronic arachnoiditis. If a complication of ankylosing spondylitis, it may also be due to arachnoiditis, but is more often associated with arachnoid cysts.