Tethered cord syndrome of delayed onset following repair of myelomeningocele.

  title={Tethered cord syndrome of delayed onset following repair of myelomeningocele.},
  author={N. Tamaki and Kunio Shirataki and Naosuke Kojima and Y Shouse and Shoji Matsumoto},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={69 3},
Nine (15%) of 60 patients with repaired myelomeningocele exhibited late deterioration of neurological function with a tethered cord syndrome. Dense adhesions at the lowest laminae and at the site of previous repair were the most common findings at surgery. Postoperatively, 71% of the patients improved. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed in 29 of the 60 patients. Eight of these 29 patients exhibited a tethered cord syndrome. The MR images in all patients showed a low-lying conus fixed… CONTINUE READING


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