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A congenital pseudotail in a neonate
  1. Charlotte Holt1,
  2. Lucy Fullerton1,
  3. Kristian Aquilina2,
  4. Karen Job1,
  5. James Rosenberg1
  1. 1 Barnet Hospital, Starlight Neonatal Unit, Royal Free London NHS Trust, Barnet, UK
  2. 2 Department of Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lucy Fullerton, Starlight Neonatal Unit, Barnet Hospital, Barnet EN5 3DJ, UK; lucy.fullerton{at}

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A term baby born by forceps delivery was found at birth to have a sacral appendage (figure 1). A 6 cm vestigial tail was noted which contained no bony structures within, normal skin coverings and no obvious meningocele. The baby was not dysmorphic and had a normal neurological examination. Subsequent ultrasound and MRI showed features consistent with …

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