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Infant tethered cord syndrom(syndrome)
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Infant tethered cord syndrom(syndrome)


  My nephew who is 10 months old needs to have surgery for a tethered spinal
  cord.  I would like additional information on what may have caused this, what
  is involved in surgery, and what are the outcomes from having this surgery.  
  I am basically interested in educating myself on this topic.  Thank  you
  in advance.  I can be reached at ***@****
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Dear Michelle:
There are many pathological processes that can cause a tethered cord syndrome and without knowing exactly what caused your nephew's tethered cord it is difficult to provide you with a good explanation of why this happened or how it should be repaired.
In general most of these causes are defects that people are born with and surgery involves removing the bony covering of the spinal sac followed by exploration of the sac and removing whatever has caused this problem.
If you know the reason for his tethered cord, you may wish to let us know and perhaps we would be able to provide you with more detailed answers.
Good Luck !





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