Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
NEUROIMAGING
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumit Thakar
Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, EPIP Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, 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.


How to cite this article:
Wadhera P, Aryan S, Thakar S. An unusual case of a conus hanging by a thread.J Pediatr Neurosci 2021;16:163-164


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Wadhera P, Aryan S, Thakar S. An unusual case of a conus hanging by a thread. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 23 ];16:163-164
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