A rare case of Diastematomyelia with syrinx and tethered cord in a newborn

Case Report

Author Details : Mahishma. K*, Veeramalla Sandeep, Furkhan Hadi

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 164-166


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Diastematomyelia or Split cord syndrome is a rare form of spinal dysraphism characterized by longitudinal splitting of spinal cord, conus medullaris or filum terminale to a variable extent. Presence of SCM is suggested by certain superficial markers like skin pigmentation, hemangioma, lipoma, dermal sinus and hypertrichosis. Meningocele or myelomenigocele may also be present. Affected children usually present with progressive sensorimotor symptoms and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Development of sensorimotor symptoms and progressive loss of function emphasis the need for antenatal diagnosis of the spinal deformities which paves way for early intervention and management thus minimizing the morbidity.

Keywords: Diastematomyelia, Syrinx, Tethered cord, Newborn

How to cite : Mahishma. K, Sandeep V, Hadi F, A rare case of Diastematomyelia with syrinx and tethered cord in a newborn. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(3):164-166

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 03-09-2021

Accepted : 18-09-2021

Available online : 14-10-2021

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