Management of recurrent adult tethered cord syndrome

Patrick Shih, Ryan J. Halpin, Aruna Ganju, John C. Liu, Tyler R. Koski*

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Recurrent tethered cord syndrome (TCS) can lead to significant progressive disability in adults. The diagnosis of TCS is made with a high degree of clinical suspicion. In the adult population, many patients receive inadequate care unless they are seen at a multidisciplinary clinic. Successful detethering procedures require careful intradural dissection and meticulous wound and dural closure. With multiple revision procedures, vertebral column shortening has become an appropriate alternative to surgical detethering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Spina bifida
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Vertebral column resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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