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Case 14807

Caudal regression syndrome

Author(s)
Julian A. Santos1, Antonio Marlo P. Nievera, MD2

(1) Straight Intern in Radiology (Primary Author)
(2) Associate Professor of Radiology (Co-Author)
Philippine General Hospital,
University of the Philippines;
Taft Avenue, 1000 Manila, Philippines;
Email:julian.alejandro.santos@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 4 month(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    AP plain film radiograph of the chest and abdomen

    The cardiopulmonary and visceral findings were unremarkable. There is shallow articulation of the femora within the hip joints (red arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Paediatric; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Lateral plain film radiograph of the chest and abdomen

    Clearly visualised are the caudal vertebral anomalies (blue arrow) and hypoplastic pelvic bones (yellow arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Paediatric; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Anterior 3D-rendered CT of the lumbosacral spine

    Hypoplastic T12 (blue arrow) and agenesis of the lumbosacrococcygeal vertebrae (green arrow). The iliac crests are small, acetabula are shallow with displacement of the femora.

     
    Area of Interest: Paediatric; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal tomographic section of the lumbosacral spine

    Abrupt termination of the spinal cord and canal inferior to the hypoplastic T12 vertebra (yellow arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Paediatric; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-General; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
The cardiopulmonary and visceral findings were unremarkable. There is shallow articulation of the femora within the hip joints (red arrow)
 
Clearly visualised are the caudal vertebral anomalies (blue arrow) and hypoplastic pelvic bones (yellow arrow).
 
Hypoplastic T12 (blue arrow) and agenesis of the lumbosacrococcygeal vertebrae (green arrow). The iliac crests are small, acetabula are shallow with displacement of the femora.
 
Abrupt termination of the spinal cord and canal inferior to the hypoplastic T12 vertebra (yellow arrow)
 
 
 
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