Congenital Spinal Malformations

Split Cord Malformation

When imaging children with suspected congenital spinal malformations, one must be aware that multiple anomalies such as myelomeningocele, split-cord malformation, syringohydromyelia, and others may co-exist. Anomalies of the caudal spine must be considered in patients with urogenital or anorectal malformations. Sagittal and coronal imaging of the entire spine with MRI is recommended to identify the location of the conus medullaris (normal level T10 to L2), associated lipomas or syrinxes,...