2007, Number 2
Rev Med Hosp Gen Mex 2007; 70 (2)
Gutiérrez-Cabrera JJ, Pedroza-Ríos KG, Cuéllar-Martínez S
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ABSTRACTObjective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical response after surgical treatment of patients with tethered cord diagnosed in the Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit of the General Hospital of Mexico since 1998. Material and methods: There were 16 cases with tethered cord describing clinical aspects, complementary studies like magnetic resonance, surgical technic and clinical outcome following a mean of 12.3 months after surgery. Results: Of the 16 patients 15 showed motor, sphincterian and sensitive improvement or total resolution of symptoms. Conclusions: Within early diagnosis and appropriate surgical treatment of tethered cord, neurological deterioration is reverted and the irreversible damage and progression of symptoms are avoided.