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INTRODUCTION cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of mitochondrial enzyme sterol 27-hydrolylase. Such a deficiency results in a reduced production of chenodeoxycholic acid and in an increased formation of cholestanol. It is clinically characterized by cataracts, diarrhoea, xanthomas, premature(More)
INTRODUCTION The tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is a congenital malformation with a pathologic fixation of the spinal cord in the spinal canal. It presents clinically as musculoskeletal, cutaneous, urological and neurological manifestations. The diagnosis is based on the clinical manifestations and on the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the lumbar spine.(More)
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