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Occult spinal dysraphism: a neurosurgical problem with a dermatologic hallmark

Jun 1, 1993 | Magazine: Pediatric Dermatology

Serna MJ, Vázquez-Doval J, Vanaclocha V, Zubieta JL, Quintanilla E.
Department of Dermatology, University Clinic of Navarra, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Spain.


Lumbosacral congenital cutaneous lesions have been recognized for a long time by neurologists and neurosurgeons as markers of occult spinal defects, but only a few cases have been published and discussed in the dermatologic literature.

Based on a case report, we emphasize the importance of early diagnosis of these lesions, the use of new diagnostic techniques, and the correct management.

CITATION  Pediatr Dermatol. 1993 Jun;10(2):149-52