|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 163-164
An unusual case of a conus hanging by a thread
Panikar Wadhera, Saritha Aryan, Sumit Thakar
Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
We report a rare cause of paraparesis in a 2-year-old girl. Along with lower limb weakness, she presented with a neurogenic bladder and lower limb deformities. Her magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple dorsolumbar segmentation defects and a dysgenetic spinal cord segment between T10 and S1. A thin septum connected the lower end of the normal cord to a bulky conus at S1-2. These features were suggestive of type 1 segmental spinal dysgenesis. The findings were confirmed at surgery, and the child was referred for supportive care.
Dr. Sumit Thakar
Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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