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Risks with tethered spinal cord surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I wanted to ask a quick friend is getting a surgery for tethered spinal cord and i wanted to know if there are any major risks to the surgery
Doctor :   any surgery will carry a risk
Doctor :   like bleeding, infection, pain etc
User :   my friend is getting surgry for tethered spinal cord...are there any risks to it?
User :   my friend is getting surgery
Doctor :   did he had any injury
User :   my friend is getting surgery
Doctor :   some times weakness of the limbs,
Doctor :   headache, infection
Doctor :   paralysis of limbs
User :   what is the chance of it going wrong majorly though?
Doctor :   first i need to take proper history
Doctor :   what were the symptoms your friend had
User :   well theres not much i know except for the fact that he had it since he was born
User :   was born*
Doctor :   provide his age

Doctor :   the treatment bysurgery will be usually successful
Doctor :   but neurological symptoms are irreversible
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