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Table 2 Clinical data

From: Tethered cord syndrome: surgical outcome of 43 cases and review of literatures

Parameters Children (2–18 years) Adults (> 18 years) P
No. % No. %
Back pain (age > 6 years 15/15 100 8/10 80 0.07
Parathesia (age > 6 years) 10/15 67 10/10 100 0.03
Weakness in lower limbs 20/33 61 6/10 60 0.87
Urinary abnormality (age > 5 years) 15/20 75 10/10 100 0.058
Bowel abnormality (age > 4 years) 15/23 65 8/10 80 0.05
Back signs      
 Lump 23/33 70 5/10 50 0.03
 Scar of pervious surgery 5/33 15 2/10 20 0.07
 Dimple 3/33 9 0/10 0 0.001
 Hair tuft 2/33 6 1/10 10 0.06
 Hemangioma 2/33 6 1/10 10 0.06
 Normal skin 21/33 64 6/10 60 0.08