Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Myelomeningocele Tethered Cord Syndrome

In tethered cord syndrome, the spinal cord is stretched in the spinal canal. This causes the spinal cord to malfunction.

Symptoms of tethered cord syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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