sacrocaudal

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sacrocaudal

pertaining to the sacrum and the tail.

sacrocaudal agenesis, sacrocaudal dysgenesis
abnormal development of the vertebrae in the area; seen most commonly in Manx cats and dogs naturally tailless, e.g. Old English sheepdogs, British bulldogs and others. It is often associated with abnormalities of innervation to the anus, urinary bladder and sometimes hindlegs and tail.
sacrocaudal fusion
an anomalous union between the sacrum and coccygeal vertebrae.
sacrocaudal joint
the joint between the sacrum and the tail.
sacrocaudal luxation
a relatively common traumatic injury in dogs and cats, caused by traction on the tail. Neurological deficits result from hemorrhage, edema and avulsion of nerve roots in the terminal spinal cord. There may be urinary and fecal incontinence, posterior paresis and paralysis of the tail.
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