Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Sacral Dimple

photo by Janelle Aby, MD

Whe the skin lateral to the dimple is stretched, skin can be seen covering the entire dimpled area. If the base could not be seen, this would be called a coccygeal pit. Although fistulas above the gluteal cleft may be associated with spinal dysraphism, coccygeal pits are benign and do not need imaging

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