Scimitar sacrum

Scimitar sacrum, also known as sickle shaped sacrum or hemisacral agenesis, is a unilateral well marginated crescent-shaped defect in the lateral sacrum.

Pathology

The expansion of a meningocele causes scalloping and lateral displacement of the sacral plate.

Associations

Scimitar sacrum is pathognomonic for anterior sacral meningocele. Scimitar sacrum, anorectal malformation and presacral mass represent the Currarino triad.

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Article Information

rID: 30504
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • sickle shaped sacrum
  • hemnisacral agenesis

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