Child's Nervous System

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 494–496

Tethered cord syndrome preceding syrinx formation – serial radiological documentation

  • Wai Ng
  • Wan Seow
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s003810100450

Cite this article as:
Ng, W. & Seow, W. Child's Nerv Syst (2001) 17: 494. doi:10.1007/s003810100450


The authors report a case of tethered cord syndrome preceding the development of a syrinx, which subsequently resolved with detethering. This was shown conclusively with serial radiological imaging, although the patient did not improve clinically. The lack of clinical improvement is likely to be due to the delay in surgery caused by infections in this patient, and early detethering should therefore be the aim in patients with tethered cord syndrome.

Tethered cord Syringomyelia Magnetic resonance imaging Spine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wai Ng
    • 1
  • Wan Seow
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgical Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229899Singapore
  2. 2.National Neuroscience Institute, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433Singapore

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