Learn About Tethered Cord Syndrome

What is the definition of Tethered Cord Syndrome?
Tethered cord syndrome is a rare neurological condition. The severity of the condition and the associated signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Features of the condition may include foot and spinal abnormalities; weakness in the legs; loss of sensation (feeling) in the lower limbs; lower back pain; scoliosis; and urinary incontinence. Infants and children with congenital Tethered cord syndrome may also have tufts of hair, dimples, skin discoloration, or benign fatty tumors on the lower back. Tethered cord syndrome occurs when tissue attachments limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. In some cases, it may be the result of improper growth of the neural tube during fetal development, which is closely linked to spina bifida. Other potential causes include narrowing of the spinal column (with age), spinal cord injury, tumors, and infection.
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What are the alternative names for Tethered Cord Syndrome?
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Occult spinal dysraphism
  • Occult spinal dysraphism sequence
  • Segmental vertebral anomalies
  • Tethered spinal cord syndrome
Who are the top Tethered Cord Syndrome Local Doctors?
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Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy St 
Providence, RI 2903

Petra Klinge is a Neurosurgery doctor in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Klinge has been practicing medicine for over 29 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Tethered Cord Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 16 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Tethered Cord Syndrome, and Cerebellum Agenesis Hydrocephaly. She is licensed to treat patients in Rhode Island. Dr. Klinge is currently accepting new patients.

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University College London

London, ENG, GB 

Nicholas Greene is in London, United Kingdom. Greene is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Tethered Cord Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Tethered Cord Syndrome, Anencephaly, Folate Deficiency, and Low Potassium Level.

 
 
 
 
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School Of Public Health

Peking University 
Beijing, CN 

Jufen Liu is in Beijing, China. Liu is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Tethered Cord Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Tethered Cord Syndrome, Anencephaly, Encephalocele Anencephaly, and Encephalocele.

What are the latest Tethered Cord Syndrome Clinical Trials?
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A Prospective Natural History Study of Patients With Syringomyelia
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Tethered Cord Syndrome?
Filum terminale transection in pediatric tethered cord syndrome: a single center, population-based, cohort study of 95 cases.
Intrathecal baclofen therapy for severe spasticity in an adult with tethered cord syndrome: a case report.
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Urodynamic effectiveness of a beta-3 adrenoreceptor agonist (vibegron) for a pediatric patient with anticholinergic-resistant neurogenic detrusor overactivity: a case report.