Adult Tethered Cord is characterized by a spinal cord that is located at an abnormally low position within the spinal canal. The position in which it comes to rest in an adult (L1 or L2) is caused by the growth of the individual. Jul 31, · Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is rare, but no one knows exactly how prevalent it is because it commonly goes undiagnosed. It can affect children and adults, but the causes of TCS differ. In babies and children, TCS is nearly always congenital, meaning the child was born with his or her spinal cord attached to the spinal column or to the skin.
Patients with tethered cord syndrome (TCS) rarely have symptomatic onset in adulthood. Twenty-three adult patients with TCS were studied with respect to the clinical, radiological, and pathological features of this tited.xyz by: Mar 27, · Definition Tethered spinal cord syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord within the spinal column. Attachments may occur congenitally at the base of the spinal cord (conus medullaris) or they may develop near the site of an injury to the spinal cord.
Symptoms common to adult tethered cord syndrome include constant, often severe back and leg pain, which may extend to the rectum and genital area in some cases. Progressive sensory and motor deficits may affect the legs potentially resulting in numbness, weakness or muscle wasting (atrophy) in the affected areas. Nov 23, · Tethered cord syndrome is a rare neurological condition. The severity of the condition and the associated signs and symptoms vary from person to person. In some cases, symptoms may be present at birth (congenital), while others may not experience symptoms until later in adulthood.