Tethered Cord Syndrome Following Spina Bifida Aperta

  • R. I. HogenEsch
  • D. J. Zeilstra
  • S. M. E. Breukers
  • G. P. A. Wiertsema
  • J. H. Begeer
  • C. A. Ter Weeme
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 18)


The tethered cord syndrome is well known in patients with spina bifida occulta. It is increasingly recognized that in patients with spina bifida aperta, late onset neurological deterioration may occur, caused by a tethered cord. This report reviews the symptoms, operative findings, and results of surgery in 22 patients with tethered cord syndrome following myelomeningocele repair.


Spina Bifida Bladder Dysfunction Spinal Dysraphism Tethered Cord Syndrome Progressive Neurological Deficit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. I. HogenEsch
  • D. J. Zeilstra
  • S. M. E. Breukers
  • G. P. A. Wiertsema
  • J. H. Begeer
  • C. A. Ter Weeme
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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