Detecting Tethered Spinal Cord: A Guide for Pediatricians

If untreated, tethered spinal cord can lead to progressive sensory and motor problems, so early identification is essential. Pediatric neurosurgeon Peter P. Sun, MD, breaks down cutaneous and other signs to check for as part of an infant’s physical exam, with images to illustrate which dimples, lumps and other abnormalities call for further evaluation.

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Peter Sun, MD

Peter Sun, MD

Co-founder, Peacock Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders Center
Co-surgical director, UCSF Pediatric Brain Center
Neurosurgical Director, UCSF Craniofacial Center
Pediatric neurosurgeon

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