This is a condition usually associated with other congenital conditions like tethered cord syndrome or more commonly scoliosis. In this condition, there is a fibrous or bony spur dividing the neural tissue containing cord into two or more parts or tubes. These are acting as sticking points or tethering points for the growing child often with scoliosis.
The treatment of diastematomyelia is excision of a bony or fibrous abnormal structure is removed under real-time intraoperative monitoring and surgical operative microscopic magnification.
If detected in time the results of surgery are very gratifying, and the child grows up as a normal child.