Caudal regression syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou

Presentation

Delayed motor activity of lower limbs and disturbed urinary bladder.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years old
Gender: Female
MRI

Hypoplasia of the sacrum and abnormal sacroiliac joints. Other findings include:

  • tethered cord
  • diastomatomyelia (splitting) of the distal cord
  • hydromyelia of the distal cord which extends to the right hemicord
  • the right hemicord ends in small lipoma

Case Discussion

Associated with VACTERL syndrome

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