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The patient has drop left leg for 25 years  with progressive picture of urinary problems . He was diagnosed previously as a case of polio. MRI done 28-July-2005 showing lipoma behind L4-5 with tethered cord. On examination the patient had flail left foot with weak planter and dorsiflexion right foot  with cauda equina syndrome and anesthesia below left L5 root and right S2 root. The patient had a dimple in the lower back. Laminectomy of L5 and part of L4 and upper sacrum was done. The dura was opened and the yellow spinal cord was followed caudad down until it left the dural territory to end as a tiny band. Electroconductivity studies ruled out its importance and it was cut there. This extradural extension was reinserted back intradurally and the scars limiting the roots downward were dissected to make the spinal cord mobile and free. Water-tight closure of the dura.

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