[Multiple stones of the prostatic urethra associated with anejaculation revealing spinal dysraphism such as tethered cord syndrome at the base of the spinal canal in a young man: about an exceptional case].Pan Afr Med J 2019; 33:165PA
Spinal dysraphism (or spina bifida) is a neurological disorder representing the first cause of congenital urological disability. It has several clinical manifestations, vesicosphincteric and sexual disorders are frequent and rarely isolated, belonging to motor disorders, orthopedic, sensory, digestive or even cognitive impairments. Tethered cord syndrome at the base of the spinal canal is a complication of spinal dysraphism. This disorder is often detected in children, may be asymptomatic and found in adults. Bladder sphincter disorders are the main cause of morbi-mortality due to uronephrologic complications with a significant alteration in quality of life. This justifies specific management and multidisciplinary and strict monitoring. We here report an exceptional case of spinal dysraphism such as tethered cord syndrome at the base of the spinal canal found incidentally in an adult patient during an etiological assessment of lithiasis of the prostatic urethra associated with anejaculation .