Pathophysiology of adult tethered cord syndrome: review of the literature.

  title={Pathophysiology of adult tethered cord syndrome: review of the literature.},
  author={William R. Stetler and Paul Park and Stephen Sullivan},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={29 1},
OBJECT Tethering of the spinal cord has been a recognized cause of neurological symptoms in pediatric patients and is increasingly being recognized as a cause of symptoms in adults as well. The pathophysiology surrounding spinal cord tethering has begun to be understood in the pediatric population but is still unclear in adult patients. METHODS Using a PubMed database literature search, the authors reviewed the pathology and pathophysiology surrounding the tethered spinal cord, focusing… CONTINUE READING

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