I am 46 years old and had surgery in 2006 for tethered cord syndrome. I also had a large lipoma tumor that has infiltrated the dura and attached to the spinal cord. Parts of this were excised, and subsequently I experience periodic leakage of spinal fluid accompanied by horrendous headaches. I have done relatively well until one month ago when I developed the identical symptoms I had in 2006 except these are worse. I am having an MRI done this week, however, there is not a doctor here that will touch me. I had the original surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, and am hesitant to return there since my surgery was deemed a failure. Does anyone have any ideas, or suggestions for pysicians that specialize in tethered cord surgery? The only one I have been able to find is in California, which is not feasible living in Ohio.