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How serious might my sacral dimple be?

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Dr. Russell Jennings
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Varies

A common form of sacral dimple is the tip of the tailbone is in contact with the skin.
That type tends to be benign, but can fill with debris and hair and get infected.

In brief: Varies

A common form of sacral dimple is the tip of the tailbone is in contact with the skin.
That type tends to be benign, but can fill with debris and hair and get infected.
Dr. Russell Jennings
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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: In general, not

If you have always had a dimple, it probably is not an issue unless it gets repeatedly infected.
This is different from a pilonidal sinus which needs attention.

In brief: In general, not

If you have always had a dimple, it probably is not an issue unless it gets repeatedly infected.
This is different from a pilonidal sinus which needs attention.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
Dr. Charles Vinocur
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2 comments
Dr. Darrell Cass
Usually a sacral dimple is not a serious problem, however in some patients it can be a marker of a malformation of the spine or sacrum below. If there are symptoms, then it may need further evaluation.
Dr. Charles Vinocur
A sacral dimple is something at the tip of the sacrum. This is not associated with a spinal defect. However, when the "dimple" is higher on the spine, it can be associated with a defect in the spine and needs evaluation.
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