Sonographic diagnosis of caudal regression in the first trimester of pregnancy

Victor Hugo González-Quintero, Lama Tolaymat, Dibe Martin, Rita L. Romaguera, María M. Rodríguez, Luis A. Izquierdo

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Abstract

Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) represents a continuum of congenital anomalies that may include incomplete development of the sacrum and, to a lesser extent, the lumbar vertebrae, disruption of the distal spinal cord, and extreme lack of growth of the caudal region.1 First-trimester prenatal diagnosis of CRS is challenging because of incomplete ossification of the sacrum at that time.2 Most case reports of CRS have occurred during the second trimester.3-:0 We report a case of CRS diagnosed during the first trimester on the basis of transvaginal sonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1178
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume21
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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González-Quintero, V. H., Tolaymat, L., Martin, D., Romaguera, R. L., Rodríguez, M. M., & Izquierdo, L. A. (2002). Sonographic diagnosis of caudal regression in the first trimester of pregnancy. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 21(10), 1175-1178. https://doi.org/10.7863/jum.2002.21.10.1175