Tail-like Cutaneous Appendage (Clinical Presentation Minimal Spinal Dysraphism)

turu_2a_n.jpg and turu_2b_n.jpg: Overview and close-up picture of an 11-day-old girl. This newborn is healthy except for a tail-like cutaneous appendage over the sacrum; particularly, the pattern of leg movements is normal. The diagnosis is not only a simple cutaneous appendage which must be excised later for cosmetic reasons, but the clinical diagnosis is a minimal spinal dysraphism until proved to the contrary by additional examinations.