Mucous Membrane-like Region of Back (Clinical Presentation as before)

1-day-old girl with spina bifida in the family. Somewhat to the left of the midline a transverse-oval deficient skin is visible over the upper thoracic spine like a mucous membrane and with strikingly hairy parts of the surroundings, $$turu_9??££compare with lanugo§§. The additional examinations yielded a diastematomyelia at the same level. During revison the bony spur which divided the spinal cord was removed, the abnormal skin region and parts of the hairy surroundings were excised, and the wound closed with normal skin. There was no neurological deficit on long-term follow-ups. The described cutaneous abnormalities may also be an indication of a minimal spinal dysraphism.