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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Caudal Regression Syndrome

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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. Thomas Fiala
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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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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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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 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