congenital dermal sinus

congenital dermal sinus

a channel present at birth, extending from the surface of the body and passing between the bodies of two adjacent lumbar vertebrae to the spinal canal.
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In the pediatric population, MRI not only aids in diagnosis but also provides value in excluding the presence of a congenital dermal sinus, an important risk factor for spinal cord abscesses in younger patients.
congenital dermal sinus tracts (remnants of incomplete neural tube closure during fetal development)
Spinal congenital dermal sinus associated with upper thoracic meningocele.
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