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How serious can sacral dimple be if left untreated?

How serious can sacral dimple be if left untreated?

Rarely problematic: One must be clear about what is meant by a sacral dimple. Children are born with these dimples. Occasionally, they are deep and get irritated/infected. They are not associated with pilonidal disease in older patients. However, if the "dimple" is higher that at the end of the coccyx(tailbone), it must be investigated to be sure it is not associated with a spinal defect. ...Read more

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Sacral Dimple: Definition

A sacral dimple is a small hole right above the buttocks. These dimples are common (2% of ...Read more

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What is a sacral dimple in a infant?

See Below: It is a dimple found in the sacrum or buttocks area. The concern is if the dimple is above the gluteal fold. If so, an ultrasound of the spine is normally completed to look for a tethered spinal cord. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

Do you know anything about a sacral dimple in a infant?

Sacral dimple infant: It is an indentation, present at birth, over the lower back. Most are benign. However, if there is a deep hole, a tuft of hair, discoloration, or skin tag have your pediatrician evaluate your child to rule out a serious underlying abnormality of the spine. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

What can be done for a sacral dimple near my anus?

Surgery: It depends on your age. If infant observation. If adolescent or adult and are symptomatic, ie pilobidal symptoms then surgery to excise can permanently take care of problem. Surgery is usually on outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any long term effects or problems from having a sacral dimple?

Pilonidal disease: A lot depends on the depth of the dimple and how hairy the person is when they grow up. A deep sacral dimple may predispose to pilonidal disease which is a painful cyst or mass under the skin covering the tailbone. They tend to get infected and may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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Sacral dimple/fistula just appeared at 19 years old, what to do?

Sacral dimple/fistula just appeared at 19 years old, what to do?

Pilonidal sinus: At 19 years of age this is likely a pilonidal sinus from a hair follicle affected by pubertal hormones, follicle becomes distended with keratin,a folliculitis develops, the infected follicle extends and ruptures into the subcutaneous tissue, forming a pilonidal abscess. This results in a sinus tract that leads deep into the skin. See his doctor for treatment. ...Read more

 

Sacrum: Definition

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacr ...Read more

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