alexa Occult spinal dysraphism in the presence of rare cutaneous stigma in a neonate: importance of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.


Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Author(s): Pires CR, de Medeiros JM, Araujo Jnior E, Czapkowski A, Zanforlin Filho SM

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Abstract Occult spinal dysraphism is defined as a group of dystrophic conditions below an intact cover of dermis and epidermis. Ultrasonography using linear transducers is a fast, inexpensive, and effective method that makes it possible to view the content of the vertebral canal and bone structures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is reserved for elucidating the type of dysraphism and for planning corrective surgery. We present a case of a five-day-old female neonate who presented cutaneous stigmas (in the lumbar region, hands, and feet), in whom ultrasonography demonstrated dysraphism in the lumbar region. MRI confirmed the type of dysraphism and enabled surgical planning.
This article was published in Case Rep Med and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation

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