Caudal regression syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ashutosh Gandhi

Presentation

Bladder and bowel dysfunction.

Patient Data

Age: young child
Gender: Male
MRI

Myelogram and MRI demonstrate abnormally high termination of the spinal cord (at the superior aspect of L1) with a blunted wedge-shaped appearance of the conus. Prominence of the central canal is present within the mid-lower thoracic spine. There is dysgenesis of the sacrum, which appears truncated.

Case Discussion

Caudal regression syndrome is rare but has fairly characteristic imaging features. 

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Case information

rID: 19756
Case created: 10th Oct 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Tag: spine
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