LUMBAR SYNDROME

By Gary M. White, MD


The acronym of LUMBAR syndrome has been used to describe the association of a lower-body hemangioma with other cutaneous defects.

A recent prospective study demonstrated that isolated cutaneous infantile hemangiomas (IH) of the lumbosacral region have one of the highest risks (relative risk of 438) of associated spinal dysraphism, including in decreasing order of frequency, tethered cord, spinal lipoma, intraspinal hemangioma, and sinus tract [Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Mar;42(3):315-20].

References

JAAD 2015;73;258.

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