chapter  45
Totipotential cells of the distal spinal cord
ByThomas J. Cummings, Timothy M. George
Pages 4

The distal spinal cord comprises the conus medullaris and filum terminale. The filum terminale is often considered as nothing more than a band of fibroconnective and neuroglial tissue. The enigma of this structure, however, is characterized by its pathologic diversity in a variety of congenital and neoplastic conditions.