NEPHROGENIC DIABETES-INSIPIDUS AND TETHERED CORD SYNDROME WITH A LIPOMA OF THE CAUDA-EQUINA

Citation
T. Fujii et al., NEPHROGENIC DIABETES-INSIPIDUS AND TETHERED CORD SYNDROME WITH A LIPOMA OF THE CAUDA-EQUINA, Brain & development, 20(1), 1998, pp. 47-49
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Neurology
Journal title
ISSN journal
0387-7604
Volume
20
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
47 - 49
Database
ISI
SICI code
0387-7604(1998)20:1<47:NDATCS>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
The tethered cord syndrome is characterized by sensory and motor distu rbances of the lower extremities and incontinence. We report a 12-year -old girl with a cauda equina lipoma and a tethered spinal cord, whose chief complaints were polyuria and polydipsia. She was diagnosed as h aving nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. This unusual complication of the tethered cord syndrome was most likely due to a hydronephrosis second ary to a neurogenic bladder. Thus, spinal lesions have to be considere d in patients with polyuria and polydipsia. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.