Tethered cord

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding. Ignored clinical data.

Patient Data

Age: 24-year-old
Gender: Female

MRI Lumbar spine


MRI images showing a low conus medullaris (below L2), a thickened filum terminale (> 2 mm), and a dorsal dermal sinus tract at the level of L5/S1. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical radiological features of tethered cord

  • low conus medullaris (below L2)
  • thickened filum terminale (> 2 mm)


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