Cauda equina

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

The cauda equina is the collective term given to nerve roots distal to the conus medullaris, which occupy the lumbar cistern

It's name comes from the Latin for "horse's tail".

Anatomy: Spine
Share article

Article information

rID: 28665
Section: Anatomy
Tags: stub, refs, spine
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1: cauda equina on sagittal T2W
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.