Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007 , Vol 53 , Num 2

The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Neurological Improvement in Adult Tethered Cord Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review

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1 Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Sivas, Türkiye

The tethered cord syndrome is usually diagnosed in childhood and its symptomatic onset in adulthood is uncommon. The tethered cord syndrome is characterized by progressive neurological deficits therefore early 
diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment are important in childhood. However, the surgical treatment of tethered cord syndrome in symptomatic adulthood is controversial. In this article, with an adult case who has congenital tethered cord syndrome, the effects of surgical treatment and rehabilitation on neurological improvement were discussed in adulthood.

Keywords : Adult, tethered cord syndrome, surgery, rehabilitatio