Sacral dimples

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  • • Spinal skin dimples and other cutaneous markings located outside of the sacrococcygeal region are associated most often with closed neural tube defects or OSD. • The presence of more than one skin dimple anywhere along the neural axis is an indicator of the likely presence of OSD. • The neurologic deficits associated with OSD are progressive and frequently not detected until permanent dysfunction has been sustained when diagnosed later in life. • Early neurosurgical intervention is believed to prevent or halt progression of neurologic deficits due to spinal cord tethering.
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  • Zywicke HA; Rozzelle CJ
  • Start Page

  • 109
  • End Page

  • 114
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 3