Pathological evaluation of the filum terminale tissue after surgical excision

Durdag E., Borcek P. B. , Ocal O., BÖRCEK A. Ö. , Emmez H., Baykaner M. K.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.31, no.5, pp.759-763, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-015-2627-4
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-763


Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is an important disease and can produce progressive neurological symptoms. Studies about the filum terminale (FT) have drawn attention to the importance of histopathological investigation of this structure. The most interesting of these subtypes is the FT that incorporates peripheral nerve fibers (PNF). Our study aimed to analyze the frequency of PNF in the FT of 40 cases diagnosed with TCS.