Case contributed by Dr Sepehr Haghighi


A girl referred for evaluation of skin dimple at lumbosacral area

Patient Data

Age: 1month
Gender: Female

There is a bony spur projecting through dural sac at the level of L3 which is compatible with diastematomyelia.  Spina bifida occulta is noted from L2 up to L5 without sign of myelomeningocele.

No tethered cord or scoliosis is seen. No evidence of hemivertebrae or butterfly vertebrae is visible.

Case Discussion

Diastematomyelia or split cord malformation refers to a type of dysraphism when there is a longitudinal split in the spinal cord.

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Case information

rID: 65607
Published: 18th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Excluded from licensing
Institution: Children's medical center

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