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occult spinal dysraphism

Friday 27 April 2012


Historically, cutaneous stigmata representative of occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) have included lumbar hemangiomas.

Frequently, this skin change is found in conjunction with other cutaneous alterations such as dermal sinus tracts and subcutaneous lipomas.


- Isolated flat capillary midline lumbosacral hemangiomas as indicators of occult spinal dysraphism. Tubbs RS, Wellons JC 3rd, Iskandar BJ, Oakes WJ. J Neurosurg. 2004 Feb;100(2 Suppl Pediatrics):86-9. PMID: 14758934