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64 Possible Causes for Absent Ankle Reflex, Sensory Deficit of the Lower Extremity

  • Lumbar Disk Herniation

    Ankle Reflex (Tendo-Achillis Reflex) - Diminished or absent reflexes when L4, 5 and S1 nerve is damaged. How is Lumbar Disk Herniation Diagnosed?[epainassist.com] Test your reflexes at the knee and ankle. These may sometimes be absent if there is a compressed nerve root in your spine. Straight leg raise (SLR) test.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] Diminished Knee and Ankle Joint Reflexes Knee Reflex - L2 and L3 nerve damage causes abnormal knee joint reflex.[epainassist.com]

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    This syndrome presents as low back pain, motor and sensory deficits in the lower extremities, and bladder as well as bowel dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] .  Physical Exam:  Right plantar flexor weakness, absent right ankle reflex, and decreased anal sphincter tone.  Findings consistent w/ CES  Referral:  Medically evacuated[slideshare.net] We discuss the case of a 10-year-old girl who presented with sudden ataxia, low back pain, sensory deficits of the left lower extremity, and difficulty urinating and defecating[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    F waves implicates nerve root involvement delayed/absent H reflex correlates with decreased/absent ankle reflex MRI cauda equina gandolinium enhancement in acute cases DIfferential[step2.medbullets.com] Exam is remarkable for symetric 3/5 lower and upper extremity weakness, absent ankle and patellar reflexes and 1 biceps reflex.[step2.medbullets.com] […] conduction velocity reduced amplitude in compound muscle action potentials reduced amplitude with relatively preserved conduction velocity implicates axonal neuropathy delayed/absent[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    Besides, visual analog scale and 2-point discrimination are considered clinically and statistically significant in lower extremities after operation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ankle reflexes.[f1000research.com] Besides, visual analog scale and two-point discrimination are considered clinically and statistically significant in lower extremities after operation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    lower extremities more affected than the upper extremities.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] Most people with PN have reduced or absent ankle reflexes (involuntary responses to a stimulus).[thebody.com] Classically, ankle jerk reflex is absent in peripheral neuropathy.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Friedreich Ataxia

    Tendon reflexes are absent in almost all cases but may be weakly present if the patient is examined early in the course of the disease.[emedicine.medscape.com] Patellar and ankle jerks are affected most profoundly.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Lumbar Spinal Cord Tumor

    BACKGROUND: Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage is a major clinical problem, and prevention of CSF leakage at the surgical site is an important issue. The goal of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative lumbar subarachnoid drainage (LSAD) for prevention of CSF leakage after spinal cord[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lumbar Plexus Neoplasm

    Ronald Brisman, M.D. This book will discuss three areas where the The multiplicity of procedures with varying neurosurgeon may provide an important degrees of risks and benefits sometimes re contribution to the relief of intractable pain: quires a sequential approach, but always an trigeminal and other facial[…][books.google.com]

  • Vitamin E Deficiency

    Vitamin E deficiency in humans is a very rare condition, occurring as a consequence of abnormalities in dietary fat absorption or metabolism rather than from a diet low in vitamin E. Collectively the EARs, RDAs, AIs and ULs for vitamin E and other essential nutrients are referred to as Dietary Reference Intakes[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    […] urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, muscle wasting, sensory deficits, and reflex abnormalities.[neurosurgery.ufl.edu] Signs and symptoms of cervical stenosis include a spastic gait, upper extremity numbness, upper extremity and lower extremity weakness, radicular pain in the upper limbs,[neurosurgery.ufl.edu]

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