Prenatal Diagnosis of Tethered Spinal Cord Associated with Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Sivrikoz T., Has R., Esmer A. C., Kalelioglu I., Yuksel A., Taskin O. C.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, vol.44, no.8, pp.506-509, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcu.22344
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-509
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Tethered spinal cord is mostly caused by myelomeningocele and lipomyelomeningocele, while dermal sinus tract, diastematomyelia, lipoma, tumor, thickened/tight filum terminale, spinal trauma, and spinal surgery are among the other causes. Prenatal diagnosis of tethered cord has been reported, and it is usually associated with neural tube defects. We present an atypical presentation of a tethered spinal cord, which was associated with a sacrococcygeal teratoma and was diagnosed in the 23rd week of pregnancy by ultrasonography. (C) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.