Abstract Purpose: Tethered cord syndrome is a congenital childhood disease, which can also be seen in adults. The aim of this study was to describe magnetic resonance imaging findings of 17 adult patients with tethered cord syndrome and correlate the magnetic resonance images with intraoperative vulvas.xyz by: 4. Adult Tethered Cord is characterized by a spinal cord that is located at an abnormally low position within the spinal canal. The position in which it comes to rest in an adult (L1 or L2) is caused by the growth of the individual.
Jul 31, · Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is rare, but no one knows exactly how prevalent it is because it commonly goes undiagnosed. It can affect children and adults, but the causes of TCS differ. In babies and children, TCS is nearly always congenital, meaning the child was born with his or her spinal cord attached to the spinal column or to the skin. Tethering of the spinal cord is a condition in which the spinal cord becomes attached to the spinal column via surrounding structures. Normally, the spinal cord hangs loose in the canal, freely bending and stretching and moving up and down as the body grows. However, a tethered spinal cord does not move; it is pulled tightly at the end.
Symptoms common to adult tethered cord syndrome include constant, often severe back and leg pain, which may extend to the rectum and genital area in some cases. Progressive sensory and motor deficits may affect the legs potentially resulting in numbness, weakness or muscle wasting (atrophy) in the affected areas. Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. Attachments may occur congenitally at the base of the spinal cord (conus medullaris) or they .