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Vol 79, No 1 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-05-10
Submitted: 2019-02-12
Accepted: 2019-04-22
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An aperture in the sagittal plane of the dorsal wall of the sacrum

G. Tsoucalas, E. Panagouli, A. Vasilopoulos, V. Thomaidis, M. Piagkou, A. Fiska
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0057
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Pubmed: 31106845
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Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):179-181.

open access

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2019-05-10
Submitted: 2019-02-12
Accepted: 2019-04-22

Abstract

The dorsal wall of the sacrum presents various anatomical variations, while the dorsal bony wall of the sacral canal suffers more. We report a case of a sacrum with a series of variants in the midline due to abnormal ossification and a bizarre aperture on the sagittal plane between the 1st and the 2nd sacral spinous processes. A failure of the ossification patter during embryological life, or an ossification of the supraspinous ligament may result in such an aperture. Sacrum variety is of great importance for the daily proper medical practice.

Abstract

The dorsal wall of the sacrum presents various anatomical variations, while the dorsal bony wall of the sacral canal suffers more. We report a case of a sacrum with a series of variants in the midline due to abnormal ossification and a bizarre aperture on the sagittal plane between the 1st and the 2nd sacral spinous processes. A failure of the ossification patter during embryological life, or an ossification of the supraspinous ligament may result in such an aperture. Sacrum variety is of great importance for the daily proper medical practice.

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Keywords

sacral canal, agenesia, ossification, supraspinous ligament, midlin

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Title

An aperture in the sagittal plane of the dorsal wall of the sacrum

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)

Pages

179-181

Published online

2019-05-10

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0057

Pubmed

31106845

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):179-181.

Keywords

sacral canal
agenesia
ossification
supraspinous ligament
midlin

Authors

G. Tsoucalas
E. Panagouli
A. Vasilopoulos
V. Thomaidis
M. Piagkou
A. Fiska

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