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Spinal cord transection for definitive untethering of repetitive tethered cord.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17961007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In certain highly selected circumstances, division of a distally nonfunctional or dysfunctional cord can be a means of definitive untethering that spares and protects more rostral neurological function and results in definitive untethering. The authors reviewed their institutional experience with such cases and evaluated the limited literature. Based on their experience, treatment can be effective in carefully selected patients who undergo spinal cord transection, and the rate of repetitive tethered spinal cord can be decreased.
Jeffrey P Blount; R Shane Tubbs; John C Wellons; Leslie Acakpo-Satchivi; David Bauer; W Jerry Oakes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-26     Completed Date:  2008-01-02     Revised Date:  2011-03-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Neural Tube Defects / surgery*,  urine*
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Postoperative Complications
Treatment Outcome

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