cauda

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cauda

(ˈkɔːdə)
n
1. (Zoology) zoology the area behind the anus of an animal; tail
2. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. any tail-like structure
b. the posterior part of an organ
[Latin: tail]
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Noun1.cauda - any taillike structure
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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The neurosurgical management of spinal metastases causing cord and cauda equina compression.
The potential complications caused by SPO include paraplegia from spinal kinking, cauda equina compression, and abdominal vessel injury from stretching of the anterior column.
L4-L5 and L5-S1 localized herniated discs can commonly cause cauda equina compression (14,15,16).