Termination of the normal conus medullaris in children: a whole-spine magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Kesler2007TerminationOT,
  title={Termination of the normal conus medullaris in children: a whole-spine magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Henry N Kesler and Mark S. Dias and Paul Kalapos},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={E7}
}
OBJECT The mean level of the conus medullaris (CM) has been estimated to lie opposite the L1/2 disc space in several previous studies using ultrasound, CT myelography, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, but these studies have been limited in examining only the lumbar spine and including patients being evaluated for back pain and sciatica (creating a selection bias). Moreover, significant variability was found in the termination of the CM, with a small subset of subjects having a CM as low as… CONTINUE READING

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