Caudal regression syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Urinary bladder dysfunction and delayed motor milestones

Patient Data

Age: 2 years old
Gender: Female
Blunt termination of the cord at the L1-2 level with a wedge shape conus medullaris ending into a intra spinal lipoma. Partial agenesis of the sacral verebrae with vertebral segmentation anomalies are also noted.

Case Discussion

The child's mother was diabetic which increases the risk of sacral agenesis. Other risk factors include; familial predisposition and intrauterine infection/ischemia.

Caudal regression syndrome is associated with other anomalies e.g. VACTER

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Case information

rID: 26029
Published: 24th Nov 2013
Last edited: 19th Oct 2016
Tag: spine
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