Use of a synthetic dural substitute to prevent ventral retethering in the management of diastematomyelia.

Abstract

Diastematomyelia is a congenital condition where the spinal cord is split by a bony or cartilaginous septum. Neurological signs and symptoms arise when this septum tethers the spinal cord. Surgical detethering often improves symptoms; however, recurrent tethering of the cord is increasingly recognised as a long-term complication. In order to prevent… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.08.018

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