Prenatal diagnosis of tethered spinal cord

Roya Sohaey, Karen Y. Oh, Anne M. Kennedy, Jonathon R. Ameli, Nathan R. Selden

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Tethered spinal cord is associated with closed and open neural tube defects. With prenatal screening, spinal defects are consistently diagnosed during fetal life. We show that the conus medullaris can be seen well with prenatal ultrasound, and the diagnosis of tethered spinal cord can be made during fetal life. In this pictorial essay, we show examples of tethered cord in a variety of fetuses with spine anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalUltrasound quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Conus medullaris
  • Fetal spinal cord
  • Fetal spine
  • Tethered spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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