Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

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Definition

Tethered spinal cord syndrome otherwise known as the Occult Spinal Dysraphism Sequence is a neurological disorder that is caused by tissue attachments causing preventing movement of spinal cord within the spinal column.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination as well as undergoing imaging tests such as X-rays and CT Scan.

Treatment

Treatment includes surgical procedure to correct and prevent neurological deterioration.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes lesions, hairy patches, scoliosis, back pain, weakness of the legs, foot and spinal deformities and fatty tumours.

Causes

It is caused by tissue attachments causing preventing movement of spinal cord within the spinal column.

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