Adult onset of tethered cord syndrome was considered to be rare for many years, but an increasing number of cases have been reported in recent years. This trend is due to improvement in neurological examinations and in the interpretation of imaging studies. Symptoms common to adult tethered cord syndrome include constant, often severe back and.
Though more often developed in childhood, adult tethered cord syndrome can go undetected until later in life. Related to spina bifida, this condition is characterized by a spinal cord located in an abnormally low position within the spinal canal.
Jul 30, 2018 · Identifying Tethered Cord Syndrome. 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.
Aug 08, 2007 · Tethered cord syndrome is a descriptive term used to indicate progressive neurologic deficits. In our paper, we have not used the term “syndrome” for asymptomatic tethered cord (Table 3). Three categories of TCS were recently described by Yamada and colleagues. The first category includes lumbosacral cord anchored by an inelastic filum.Cited by: 26.
Nov 18, 2016 · To investigate effects of surgical treatment on adult tethered cord syndrome (TCS). A retrospective analysis of 82 adult patients (17 male cases, 82% and 24 female cases, 59%) with TCS treated by surgery was conducted between March, 2005 and December, 2015, with an average age of 31.6 years and Cited by: 2.