Tethered spinal cord syndrome

Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a disorder characterized by progressive neurological deterioration that results from compression of the lowermost bundle of nerves of the spinal cord (cauda equina). It is most commonly associated with a defective closing of the neural tube (precursor of the spinal column) during embryonic development (Spina Bifida).

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