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Tethered Cord-Thickened Fatty Filum Terminale

There is a growing focus on the role which a tight filum terminale plays in tethered cord syndrome. Thick filum is currently defined as greater than 2mm in width or with fatty deposits. This is 8 year old child with lower limb weakness and segmentation anomalies on radiograph. MRI shows thickened lipomatous filum along with low lying conus.

Tethered Cord-Thickened Fatty Filum Terminale Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, March 08, 2012 Rating: 5

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