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Child has cuts along tailbone, patch of dark fuzzy hair on lower back. What is it?

My newborn has two small places along her tailbone that are in the folds above her anus that look like cuts like maybe the skin didn t fuse their along her spine . She also has a small patch of dark fuzzy hair on her lower back above this. I saw my pediatrician look closely at this area and said she did not have spinal bifada but then what is it? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Sacral dimple is common cutaneous finding in new born.
It may be normal or may be associated with some abnormality. If the skin in the dimple is intact then chances of deeper involvement is less. Presence of hair in the dimple may indicate some problem. It also depends upon the distance of dimple from anus, the farther the dimple chances of associated abnormality is more. As there is also hair tuft in the dimple, I would suggest you to consult your physician and get a ultrasound examination of lumbosacral region done to rule out any abnormality. Even if chance of abnormality is less a normal test will decrease your anxiety.
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Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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