Tethered cord with terminal lipoma

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Low back pain and bilateral sciatica

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

The spinal cord ends at L2-L3 level (tethered cord). It ends in a fatty mass display bright signal intensity in T1 and T2 denoting lipoma. No abnormal enhancement.

L2-3 disc is degenerated with no significant neural effects.

No meningocele or other spinal dysraphism.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 22611
Published: 10th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.