Tethered cord syndrome in children: a review.

Academic Article


  • The treatment of a patient with symptoms of a tethered spinal cord and in whom a fatty infiltrated terminal filum is found is controversial. The authors review their experience and the literature regarding this aspect of occult spinal dysraphism. From experience, transection of a fatty terminal filum in patients with symptoms related to excessive caudal cord tension is a minor procedure that generally yields good results. The most problematic issue in the literature is what patients and symptoms are best suited to surgical treatment.
  • Authors


  • Neural Tube Defects, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics
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    Author List

  • Bui CJ; Tubbs RS; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • E2
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 2