Eur J Pediatr Surg 1992; 2: 23-25
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1063494
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Growth and the Tethered Cord Syndrome

J. H. Begeer1 , A. L. Schreinemachers1 , P. H. Terwisga1
  • 1Department of Child Neurology, University Hospital, Oostersingel 59, 9713 EZ Groningen, The Netherlands
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Publication Date:
25 March 2008 (online)


We investigated the role of growth in relation to the tethered cord syndrome. By investigation of the growth curve in relation to the operation date we could not establish a period of increased growth preceding the operation date. Thus the operation date was not related to periods of increased length growth.

Overstretching with microtraumata of the myelum may be a more important factor.