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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Matthew McGovern, Sarah Mulligan, Olivia Carney, Deirdre Wall, Edina Moylett
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether there was any relationship between the number of clinical markers for spinal dysraphism and its presence on ultrasound and whether there was any relationship between the presence of an isolated sacral dimple and the presence of spinal dysraphism. Outcomes and further imaging were also examined. METHODS: All patients who underwent spinal ultrasound (SUS) in University Hospital Galway (UHG) over a 5-year period (2006-2011) were identified...
October 2013: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Jennifer N Kucera, Ian Coley, Sara O'Hara, Edward J Kosnik, Brian D Coley
BACKGROUND: Although spinal cord tethering is known to be associated with certain clinical syndromes and cutaneous stigmata, its incidence in healthy infants with simple sacral dimples has not been thoroughly evaluated. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the frequency of tethered cord in otherwise healthy patients with simple sacral dimples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the lumbar spine US reports of all healthy neonates referred for a simple sacral dimple during a 12-year period at two children's hospitals...
February 2015: Pediatric Radiology
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