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Sacral Dysplasia
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Wepking Kelly,  Gill Kara,  Riedesel Erica

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: CR-068

Currarino’s Syndrome (CS) is a unique form of caudal regression syndrome characterized by triad of sacral dysplasia, anorectal malformation, and presacral mass. Additional congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract and spine may be present.

Currarino's Syndrome has a variety of clinical presentations - from asymptomatic to severe chronic constipation - depending on associated malformations. Early identification and adequate treatment prevents eventual serious complications.

Plain radiograph of the sacrum is the first diagnostic step. Ultrasound or pelvic/spinal MRI is used to better evaluate for presacral mass. Fluoroscopic enema studies may be used for further evaluation of anorectal malformation. Additional imaging of the GU tract with US and VCUG is suggested due to risk for associated GU anomaly or vesicoureteral reflux.

We present two cases of Currarino’s Syndrome which demonstrate classic imaging findings on plain film radiograph, ultrasound, and MRI.

Case 1 presented in infancy with severe chronic constipation. Abdominal radiograph demonstrated classic "scimitar" sacrum. Fluoroscopic enema demonstrated high grade anal stenosis. US and MRI of the spine and sacrum revealed large anterior sacral meningocele.

Case 2 presented at birth with imperforate anus. Abdominal radiograph demonstrated classic "scimitar" sacrum. MRI of the spine and sacrum revealed small anterior sacral meningocele. Additional GU anomalies were discovered including vesicoureteral reflux and uterine didelphis.
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Authors:  Wepking Kelly , Gill Kara , Riedesel Erica

Keywords:  Currarino's Triad, Sacral dysplasia, Presacral mass, Anorectal malformation, Case Report