Butterfly vertebra and anal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Imperforate anus.

Patient Data

Age: 5 day
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

There is gross dilatation of the large bowel consistent with an imperforate anus and no secondary fistula.

Modality: X-ray

In addition (as demonstrated on the original film), there is an additional finding of a butterfly vertebra at the level of T11.

Case Discussion

Butterfly vertebra in a child with an imperforate anus (and a large ASD). On the spinal imaging, the child has been decompressed by the creation of a colovaginal fistula.

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Case Information

rID: 26084
Case created: 28th Nov 2013
Last edited: 6th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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