Child with a Tail

Naeem Liaqat, Asif Iqbal Sandhu, Feeroz Alam Khan, Ejaz Ehmed, Sajid Hameed Dar


Spina Bifida occulta usually presents with some cutaneous stigmata e.g. hair patch, sinus, lipoma, hyperpigmented skin and very rarely a congenital tail. A congenital tail may and may not be associated with spina bifida occulta and tethered cord. A four month old male child presented with congenital tail which was associated with spinal dysraphism and caused tethering of the cord itself. The tail and tethering lesion were excised successfully.


Spina bifida, Spinal dysraphism, Congenital tail, Tethered spinal cord

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