Preoperative predictors for improvement after surgical untethering in occult tight filum terminale syndrome.

@article{Fabiano2009PreoperativePF,
  title={Preoperative predictors for improvement after surgical untethering in occult tight filum terminale syndrome.},
  author={Andrew J Fabiano and Mohammed Firoj Khan and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Veetai Li},
  journal={Pediatric neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={256-61}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS An occult tight filum terminale syndrome has been described wherein clinical symptoms result from tension on the spinal cord despite nondiagnostic spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent reports have suggested a role for surgical untethering in this patient population; however, controversy remains regarding the surgical treatment of this condition. Owing to the various clinical presentations, the relationship of presenting signs and symptoms to postoperative outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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