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A FULL-TERM, 2725-g female infant was born by vacuum extraction delivery following an uncomplicated pregnancy. The infant appeared normal except for a tuft of dark hair covering the skin of the lumbar area (Figure 1). She moved her extremities well and showed normal sensation and strength.
As part of the patient workup, a radiograph of the spine was was obtained followed by imaging of the spine with ultrasonography in axial (Figure 2) and midsagittal planes (Figure 3) and magnetic resonance imaging of the spine (Figure 4).
Accepted for publication October 23, 2000.
Corresponding author: Monica Epelman, MD, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada.
Epelman M, Makhoul IR, Golsher D, Sujov P. Radiological Case of the Month. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002;156(4):407. doi:10.1001/archpedi.156.4.407
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