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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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
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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