Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2021 , Vol 31 , Num 1
Split Cord Malformation
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye Split cord malformation is a rare congenital anomaly that is characterized by a split along the midline of the cord, which divides it into two symmetrical or non-symmetrical entities. Both hemicords are separated by a bony or cartilaginous septum and there are two dural covers over the hemicords in Type 1 while the hemicords are separated by a fibrous septum and there is one dural cover over them in Type 2. The signs and symptoms of split cord malformation are nonspecific and are generally related to other accompanying anomalies. There is a surgical indication for both types in order to prevent the patient from the outcomes of tethered cord syndrome that can occur during growth. Progressive deterioration in the neurologic status can be seen especially if Type 1 is left untreated. Anahtar Kelimeler : Spinal dysraphism, Pediatric age, Split cord