Abstract

This is the first reported case of an adult presenting with tethering symptoms, limb discrepancy on physical examination, a low-lying spinal cord, and duplicate filum terminale discovered intraoperatively. Intraoperative imaging and pathological analysis of a specimen confirmed the diagnosis of duplicate filum. This is the first reported adult case with duplication of the filum terminale. Release of both fila was necessary in this case to relieve the tethering symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2016

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Cauda Equina
Physical Examination
Spinal Cord
Extremities

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Vol. 25, No. 3, 09.2016, p. 415-417.

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