Saddle anesthesia

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Approximate area of "saddle anesthesia" seen from behind (yellow highlight)

Saddle anesthesia is a loss of sensation (anesthesia) restricted to the area of the buttocks, perineum and inner surfaces of the thighs.

It is frequently associated with spine-related backache cauda equina syndrome.[1] It may also occur as a temporary side-effect of a sacral extra-dural injection:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cauda Equina Syndrome". Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  2. ^ Gerald L Burke,MD. "Backache from Occiput to Coccyx". Retrieved 2014-07-23. 

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