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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008;32(4):476-480.
A Case of Type IV Sacral Agenesis: A case report.
Ha, Yong Hoon , Shin, Yong Beom , Sohn, Hyun Joo , Park, Hyoung Wook , Cha, Young Sun , Moon, Hye Jeong
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea. mhj0105@paran.com
제4형 천골 무 발육증 1례 -증례 보고-
하용훈, 신용범, 손현주, 박형욱, 차영선, 문혜정
부산대학교 의학전문대학원 재활의학교실
Sacral agenesis is an uncommon condition characterized by absence of different segments of lumbar spine along with total or partial absence of sacrum. It does not have an established etiology but may be associated with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus in the mother. Motor deficits are present and correspond to the level of vertebral agenesis. Sensation is better preserved than motor function. Orthopedic deformities such as hip dislocation, flexion contractures, genu recurvatum, posterior compartment atrophy, scoliosis and so on are observed. Urinary and bladder dysfunction are constant and it can lead to fatal kidney damage, finally. We report one case of type IV sacral agenesis with review of literature. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2008; 32: 476-480)
Key Words: Sacral agenesis, Neurogenic bladder


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