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dc.contributor.authorNzioka, A.
dc.contributor.authorOkechi, H.
dc.contributor.authorAlbright, A.L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-28T11:50:43Z
dc.date.available2013-12-28T11:50:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8259
dc.descriptionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/635029en_US
dc.description.abstractWe describe a seminal case report of a child with a tethered cord syndrome secondary to the unusual constellation of a split cord malformation, lumbar myelomeningocele, and coexisting neurenteric cyst. A 17-year-old adolescent girl with a several-month history of myelopathy and urinary incontinence was examined whose spinal MRI scan demonstrated a type II split cord malformation with a large bone spur and an intradural neurenteric cyst in addition to lumbar myelomeningocele. Untethering of the spinal cord was achieved via a lumbar laminectomy. Pathological examination confirmed the intradural cyst to be a neurenteric cyst. Postoperatively there was stabilization of the neurological symptoms. Prophylactic surgery with total resection of the neurenteric cyst when feasible and spinal cord un-tethering appears to be associated with excellent outcomes.en_US
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dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.titleTethered Cord Syndrome Secondary to the Unusual Constellation of a Split Cord Malformation, Lumbar Myelomeningocele, and Coexisting Neurenteric Cysten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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