Knight B.,Jackson County Memorial Hospital
AANA Journal | Year: 2011
Caudal regression syndrome is a condition that is present in approximately 1:60,000 births. This syndrome can manifest as an absence of a few terminal coccygeal segments to lumbosacral agenesis. The disease is associated with many other abnormalities that can affect one's anesthetic, including those of the cardiopulmonary, vertebral, and genitourinary systems, and may include VACTERL syndrome (abnormality of vertebrae, anus, cardiovascular system, trachea, esophagus, renal system, and limb buds). This case report describes a neonate with caudal regression syndrome undergoing placement of a diverting colostomy, and it includes a review of the literature regarding this syndrome and its possible causes of development.