A never before reported variant of the sacrum

Academic Article


  • Introduction: Several important steps occur in order for the sacrum to develop properly. Embryological derailment can result in several different anatomical variants. Case report: Herein, we report, to our knowledge, the first case of a duplicated sacrum in the sagittal plane. Conclusions: Clinicians and radiologists should be aware of such a finding if found during imaging. We would hypothesize that such a variant occurred near the 29th day of development and probably arose from an error in the HOX gene. To our knowledge, this represents the first reported case.
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    Author List

  • Saker E; Oskouian RJ; Loukas M; Johnston JM; Tubbs RS; Conklin M
  • Start Page

  • 807
  • End Page

  • 809
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 7