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161 Possible Causes for Paralysis of the Lower Limbs, Urinary Retention

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    After catheter removal, the patient developed urinary retention, fecal incontinence, and perianal hypoesthesia.[] We emphasise the importance of measurement of the plasma and urinary levels of electrolytes in the investigation of patients with paralysis of the lower limbs and suggest[] […] of your lower limbs, permanent loss of sexual function and sensation, and/or chronically impaired bladder or bowel function.[]

  • Paraparesis

    retention.[] paralysis of the lower limbs. paraparesis [-pərē′sis] Etymology: Gk, para paresis, paralysis a partial paralysis, usually affecting only the lower extremities. par·a·pa·re[] Over the next few hours, she developed back pain followed by progressive paraparesis associated with urinary retention and sensory impairment.[]

  • Paraplegia

    Immediately after LP, the patient remarked a sudden worsening in muscular balance of his inferior limbs and a worsening of urinary retention.[] Paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body. Paralysis of the lower limbs and trunk.[] A 70-year-old Arab man with no previous known medical or surgical conditions was hospitalized for brutal heaviness of his lower limbs associated to urinary retention.[]

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    She subsequently developed pandysautonomia that manifested as a tonically dilated pupil, gastrointestinal dysmotility, urinary retention, and profound orthostatic hypotension[] […] of the lower limbs as well as disturbed sensory sensations.[] Dysautonomia (hypotension, hypertension, arrhythmias, and urinary retention) occur in about 70 percent of patients.[]

  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome

    He developed urinary retention.[] A) loss of pain and temp on lower left limb B) flaccid paralysis of left lower limb C) hyperactive reflexes in left lower limb The answer is C b/c this represents UMN lesion[] The patient presented with Brown-Sequard syndrome, with complete paralysis of the right lower limb along with a loss of pain and temperature sensations in the left lower limb[]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Forty-three year old Sri Lankan female presented 2 weeks following traumatic head injury with bilateral flaccid complete paraplegia and urinary retention.[] All had acute onset that brought about paralysis of the lower limbs with severe pain.[] Over the next 2 weeks, he developed progressively worsening symptoms of lower back pain, lower extremity weakness, and urinary retention.[]

  • Arachnoiditis

    The patient was later noticed to have weakness of both lower limbs and urinary retention.[] In severe cases, arachnoiditis may cause paralysis of the lower limbs.[] Spinal involvement was associated with asymmetric weakness and urinary retention.[]

  • Neurosarcoidosis

    Patients may present with cranial nerve palsy, paresthesia, paresis, pyramidal signs, progressive cognitive decline, urinary retention, seizures, or hypothalamic-pituitary[] Mrs W was left with flaccid paralysis in her lower limbs, rendering her unable to move either leg or stand. Her upper limbs were weak.[] However, she was left with clumsy hands and paralysis of both lower limbs. Methotrexate was tried, but there was no substantial change to her clinical condition.[]

  • Transverse Myelitis

    retention and several episodes of nausea and vomiting.[] There is also sensory loss in the lower limbs and paraparesis (partial paralysis of the lower limbs) which may progress to paraplegia (total paralysis of the lower limbs).[] We report the case of a 62-year-old Caucasian woman who was admitted with urinary retention and lower limb paraesthesia following a week's prodromal illness of headache and[]

  • Ganglioneuroblastoma

    A 15-year-old boy was presented with a Lhermitte's symptom (an electric shock-like sensation from lower back to both legs) and urinary retention of 15 days duration.[] Nine years after the second operation, the patient admitted with progressive paraparesis, urinary retention and hypoesthesia.[] This was followed by sudden paralysis of both lower limbs of 7 days duration.[]

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