• A 26-year-old man had mal perforans pedis as the principal manifestation of spina bifida occulta with an associated intradural lipoma. Two lumbosacral dimples and a tuft of hair overlying the spina bifida led to the diagnosis.
We include a review of the causes of mal perforans and a review of spina bifida occulta and associated abnormalities.
(Arch Dermatol 114:404-405, 1978)
Lockman DS, Jones TM, Abele DC, Obbens E. Mal Perforans and Spina Bifida Occulta. Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(3):404-405. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640150040012