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What is Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome?

What is Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome?

  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Spinal cord condition from abnormally stretched spinal cord.

Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, or a subtype of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:

Broader types of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:

How serious is Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome?

Prognosis of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Good. Usually normal life expectancy but possibly with some impairments.
Prognosis of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: With treatment, patients with tethered spinal cord syndrome have a normal life expectancy. However, some neurological and motor impairments may not be fully correctable. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome?

Causes of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: see causes of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Cause of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Abnormal stretching of the spinal cord.
Causes of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Tethered spinal cord syndrome appears to be the result of improper development of the neural tube, and is closely linked with spina bifida. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

What are the symptoms of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome?

Symptoms of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: see symptoms of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome.
Treatments for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: see treatments for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
Research for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: see research for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Organs Affected by Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Main name of condition: Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:

Occult Spinal Dysraphism Sequence

Occult spinal dysraphism, Occult spinal dysraphism, Occult spinal dysraphism sequence
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome:

 

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