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Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Do babies with caudal regression syndrome survive long?

Depends: Usually not to long, but some mild cases have survived. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Regression (Definition)

The term regression may be used in different ways in medicine. Regression might mean that symptoms of a disease are improving or subsiding. Regression can also be used as a psychological term that means returning to a less developed state. For instance, a traumatized child that is already potty trained - may begin wetting or soiling his ...Read more


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HELP!!! My daughter has two rare diseases. One is Caudal Regression Syndrome which I can find some information about. The other is Bilateral PFFD.

HELP!!! My daughter has two rare diseases. One is Caudal Regression Syndrome which I can find some information about. The other is Bilateral PFFD.

Pffd: Proximal Femoral Focal Defficiency or PFFD is related to caudal regression syndrome.It is the pard of decreased development of the notochord in the lower spine area often associated with folic acid defficiency of in infants of Diabetic mothers have your child tested by orthopedics doctor to check for instability of the hip ...Read more

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Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Yes: Patients with caudal regression syndrome may have some of the following symptoms: absence or underdevelopment of the lower vertebrae, pelvis and/or tailbone at the end of the spine; displacement of the external sex organs; and/or a defect in which the urinary opening is on the underside of the penis (hypospadias). There are other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What is caudal regression?

What is caudal regression?

Congenital disorder: A fetus develops cephalocaudally, which is a fancy way of saying “from head to tail.” in caudal (“tail”) regression, the lower spine forms abnormally in the 3rd-7th week of development. Depending on severity, this can lead to malformed lower vertebrae, tail bone, pelvis, and spine. Minor cases may not have symptoms and severe cases may cause neurological problems in the lower part of the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a caudal spinal steroid injection to cause cauda equina syndrome symptoms?

Is it possible for a caudal spinal steroid injection to cause cauda equina syndrome symptoms?

Not likely: Because the spinal cord ends at bout vertebral level L1 (range T12-L3) and epidural injection is performed at L4, the risks of the injection does not include direct injury to the spinal cord. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which is more likely to cause caudal equina syndrome: a tarvol cyst, a lesion in thecal sac at l4, or nerve damage from tvt bladder sling and removal?

Which is more likely to cause caudal equina syndrome: a tarvol cyst, a lesion in thecal sac at l4, or nerve damage from tvt bladder sling and removal?

Maybe combo, prob L4: The tarlov cyst is like a pimple or a freckle, this is usually nothing but it might be taking up space "crowding" the nearby tissues, although unlikely. If there is a lesion in the thecal sac, this is the most likely cause, but i'm not knowing what the "lesion" is. The bladder sling shouldn't be able to contribute. ...Read more

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Is there a downside to having regular (3 times per year) caudal block injections?

Is there a downside to having regular (3 times per year) caudal block injections?

Not if it helps you: Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief ...Read more

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Is a caudal spinal injection safe? How helpful it is?

Is a caudal spinal injection safe? How helpful it is?

Yes: Many of the patients who receive these injections for management of their chronic back pain enjoy improved function and diminished pain for years and can benefit from additional procedures for prolonged relief ...Read more

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What is mild right and mild to moderate left caudal narrowing of the neural foramia?

What is mild right and mild to moderate left caudal narrowing of the neural foramia?

Neuro foraminal sten: Nerves exit out of the spinal column through small openings between the vertebra called neural foramen. When there is constriction in these foramina is called neural foraminal stenosis/narrowing. It may cause compression on the exiting nerves. ...Read more

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What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

What is a fat containing supraumbilical defect measuring 15mm and second one larger is caudal to the previous one measuring 3.5cm in my abdomen?

Hernias: These are hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal fat is protruding. The only treatment is surgery, usually done by a general surgeon. No urgency at all if no symptoms. You can find surgeons interested in hernia disease on the Americas Hernia Society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What type of pain does a caudal steroid injection treat?

What type of pain does a caudal steroid injection treat?

Pain in perineum: This is commonly used in labor as it gives lots of relief. However a caudal approach with a catheter can reach higher up in the back for treating back pain or for surgery. ...Read more

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I had a caudal cath injection on monday it is thursday and my stomache is still sensitive and nauseated is this normal?

I had a caudal cath injection on monday it is thursday and my stomache is still sensitive and nauseated is this normal?

Caudal anesthesia: Caudal anesthesia, a type if epidural anesthesia, involves the injection of a steroid and sometimes a local anesthetic into the epidural space. I doubt that any of your complaints 3 days later are related. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about a caudal epidural injection?

What do I need to know about a  caudal epidural injection?

Treats back pain: Injection of steroids in the epidural space have been used for decades to treat low back and/or leg pain. The caudal approach means that the medications are introduced into the spinal canal near the tailbone and fluid is used to push the medication up to where it is needed. It is most often used to treat pain from disc herniation or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What should I expect after getting a caudal epidural injection?

What should I expect after getting  a caudal epidural injection?

Pain relief: can be variable but starts improving after 3-4 days and can take up to 10-14 days to provide the most relief. Sometimes you need a second injection to get improved long lasting relief from the pain you suffer. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect after a caudal epidural injection?

Any tips? What should I expect after a caudal epidural injection?

Pain relief: can be variable but starts improving after 3-4 days and can take up to 10-14 days to provide the most relief. Sometimes you need a second injection to get improved long lasting relief from the pain you suffer. ...Read more

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Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?

Trying to understand MRI results of severe central canal and bilateral foramnal stenosisat L3-L4 and L2-L3 with compression of caudal nerve roots?

HNP &/or bony spurs: Central spinal canal stenosis and/or neural foramina stenosis is usually due to disc herniation or bulge, degenerative bony hypertrophic changes, congenital spinal stenosis or any combination of these factors. Trauma and Tumors would be special cases. You do not say what is producing the encroachment. Bony changes come with age, wear and tear. Disc disease can occur at any age. ...Read more

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How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

How long does a caudal epidural steroid injection provide pain relief for compressed disks?

Great Question: Unfortunately, there is no good literature to give exact amount of time that a patient might expect to receive relief from any type of epidual steroid injection. Caudals are usually done for spinal stenosis or complex fused spines fo relief of pressure on nerve structures. No two spines are alike. They are like snow flakes and fingerprints and so different are patient responses. ...Read more

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What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

What is moderate to severe left neural foraminal stenosis due to disc osteophyte left subarticular disc extursion w/ cranial and caudal migration?

Arthritis: :worn joint between bones making canal where nerves leave spinal cord tight (stenosis) and disc in between vertebrae are not where they ought to be. It is in the spinal canal moved above and below where they belong. ...Read more

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