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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 288

Scimitar sacrum

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College Hospital, Calicut - 673008, India

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How to cite this article:
Alappat JP. Scimitar sacrum. Neurol India 2004;52:288

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Alappat JP. Scimitar sacrum. Neurol India [serial online] 2004 [cited 2021 Apr 21];52:288. Available from:

A 48-year-old male patient with diabetes mellitus and retinitis pigmentosa was admitted with complaints of weakness of both lower limbs and urinary incontinence of 1-year duration. Fundoscopy was suggestive of retinitis pigmentosa. On admission, the power in the legs was about Grade 2. Plain X-ray showed a sickle-shaped defect of the sacrum - scimitar sacrum [Figure - 1]. MRI showed an anterior presacral meningocele with scalloping and dehiscence of the anterior wall of the lower half of the left side of the sacrum [Figure:2]. Repair of anterior sacral meningiocele was done by a posterior approach. The patient showed improvement following surgery and at one-year follow-up, he has regained his bladder control and is ambulant with 4/5 power in the lower limbs. 


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