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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 389–391 | Cite as

Ventral and dorsal tethering bands of the spinal cord in the same patient: a case report

  • Seif Eid
  • Joe IwanagaEmail author
  • Marios Loukas
  • W. Jerry Oakes
  • R. Shane Tubbs
Case Report

Abstract

Fibrous bands are one of the causes of tethered cord syndrome and these can be located on the dorsal or more rarely, ventral aspect of the dura mater. We report a case of dorsal and ventral tethering bands in the same patient found at surgery for tethered cord syndrome. Such fibrous bands restrict normal movement of the spinal cord and lead to a variety of neurological symptoms. To our knowledge, we report the first case of dorsal and ventral tethering bands of the spinal cord in the same patient. This case report aims to increase awareness of such anatomical variations and emphasize the importance of meticulous surgical dissection in order to identify such bands.

Keywords

Dorsal tethering Ventral tethering De-tethering Spinal cord Meningocoele manqué 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seif Eid
    • 1
  • Joe Iwanaga
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marios Loukas
    • 1
  • W. Jerry Oakes
    • 3
  • R. Shane Tubbs
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomical SciencesSt. George’s UniversitySt. George’sGrenada
  2. 2.Seattle Science FoundationSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Children’s of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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