Caudal regression syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Back anomalies in elderly mother.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

The coccyx and sacrum are absent with agenesis of most of the lumbar vertebrae.

Radio-opaque shadow is seen overlapping the symphysis pubis (vesical calculus). Another smaller radiopaque shadow is seen in the right renal region.

Case Discussion

Sacral agenesis and lumbar vertebrae agenesis represent caudal regression syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 29272
Published: 13th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Mar 2016
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