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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92-94

Human tail and limb defects: A short tale of a long tail

1 Department of Pediatrics, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Balike Krishna Praveen
Department of Pediatrics, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.146477

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A human tail is a congenital, caudal, cutaneous appendage, which usually arises from the tip of the coccyx or it is a finger-like protrusion at the lumbosacral region. It usually indicates the presence of an underlying occult spinal dysraphism. Herein, the authors report a rare case of a human tail, along with multiple anomalies of the limbs in a newborn. The embryological basis for the association is also highlighted.

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