Spine-shortening osteotomy for patients with tethered cord syndrome caused by lipomyelomeningocele.

@article{Kokubun2011SpineshorteningOF,
  title={Spine-shortening osteotomy for patients with tethered cord syndrome caused by lipomyelomeningocele.},
  author={Shoichi Kokubun and H Ozawa and Toshimi Aizawa and Ngo Minh Ly and Yasuhisa Tanaka},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={21-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is a disorder involving an abnormal stretching of the tethered spinal cord caused by several pathological conditions and presents with a variety of neurological symptoms. Untethering (tethered cord release) is the gold standard treatment for TCS. However, untethering carries risks of spinal cord injury and postoperative retethering. To avoid these potential risks, the authors applied spine-shortening osteotomy to adult patients with TCS, and report on the… CONTINUE READING

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