When in the lumbar and sacral region there are skin signs such as pits, scars, hamartomas and nevi of various type -angioma, lipoma, hypertrichosis, etc.- a dermal sinus should be suspected. The latter belongs to the late defects of the neural tube, due to an altered fusion of the encephalic and medullar structures and/or of the relevant covering structures -bone, meninges, muscle and aponeurosis layers and skin-.
How to cite:Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 16, 90, 2006