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Cauda equina: it's not all about bowel and bladder
  1. Erik Witt,
  2. Shweta Gidwani
  1. Emergency Department, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Erik Witt, Emergency Department, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH, UK; witt{at}

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  • Contributors Only EW and SG have been involved in producing this work.

  • Competing interests None.

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  • Ethics approval No ethical approval required.

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