Split notochord syndrome
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Lower back swelling since birth
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There is posterior midline lumbosacral vertebral diastasis through which intestinal loops are exteriorized, and myelomeningocele is present. There is also splitting of the spinal cord in this region.
Split notochord syndrome is an extremely rare complex form of spinal dysraphism characterized by a persistent communication between the endoderm and the ectoderm. And usually, it is associated with other congenital anomalies like meningomyelocele or myelocele and genitourinary anomalies.