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210 Possible Causes for Constipation, Sacral Dimple

  • Functional Encopresis

    Examination Growth Curve plotted Pediatric Height Pediatric Weight Abdomen Abdominal Distention Abdominal mass (suprapubic) Rectum Sacral dimple Position of anus Anal Fissure[] Chronic constipation and the resultant problem of encopresis are common in the pediatrie population.[] Look for "sacral dimples" (seen on the OUTSIDE) -- Can indicate spina bifida or tethered cord. Location of the anus on the perineum.[]

  • Acquired Functional Megacolon

    Look for "sacral dimples" (seen on the OUTSIDE) -- Can indicate spina bifida or tethered cord. Location of the anus on the perineum.[] Constipation can be broadly divided into 3 classes based upon the underlying physiologic cause; normal-transit constipation, slow transit constipation, and pelvic floor dysfunction[] Figure 1 Figure 2 Discussion Chronic constipation is very common and often more difficult to remedy than an acute onset of constipation.[]

  • Constipation

    dimple with nearby tuft of hair; and a 16-year-old male with a 10-year history of constipation, and a sullen, depressed mood.[] Constipation Synonyms Costiveness, [1] dyschezia [2] Constipation in a young child seen on X-ray.[] […] slow-transit constipation.[]

  • Hamartoma

    The authors report the case of a 13-month-old child with a supragluteal sacral dimple who presented with acute neurological deterioration.[] This study is one of the few reports of this rare clinical entity causing irritative voiding symptoms and constipation in a male patient.[]

  • Diastematomyelia

    She had a small sacral dimple. An X-ray revealed spina bifida occulta L5.[] Patients are often asymptomatic at birth and do not get motor and sensory dysfunction, along with constipation, until later in life.[] She had a small sacral dimple, which is common as most spina bifida patients have some form of cutaneous skin changes near the lumbosacral spine (for example dimple or scarred[]

  • Tethered Cord Syndrome

    Tethered Cord Syndrome By: Jason Jernigan Assessment Healthy baby girl Frank breech presentation Delivered by scheduled C-section Sacral dimple Tethered cord (occult spinal[] Final diagnosis in the non-TCS group varied, including vulvovaginitis, enuresis, chronic constipation, and lichen sclerosis.[] Most sacral dimples are harmless and don't require any treatment.[]

  • Trisomy 9

    dimple.[] We have had to rush him off to get emergency x-rays to make sure he did not have an impacted bowel because he was so constipated he was vomiting.[] […] height of 61.5 cm (P2-P10), head circumference of 40.5 cm (P25), sparse hair, micrognathia, right ear with overfolded helix and preauricular pit, triphalangeal thumbs and sacral[]

  • Miller Dieker Syndrome

    dimples, joint contractures, and abnormal genitalia in males. [6] Miller-Dieker syndrome is undoubtedly a rare condition.[] The body movements we had thought were tummy cramps or constipation were a rare form of epileptic seizure.[] MDS may also be associated with congenital heart diseases, genitourinary abnormalities, and sacral dimples [ 1 , 10 ].[]

  • Enterocele

    dimple Scleroderma Septic arthritis, Sacroiliitis Scoliosis Serotonin syndrome, Salivary gland cancer Scorpion stings Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Salmonella[] This technique has shown that a deep rectogenital pouch is common in constipated patients and that just over half such pouches fill with viscera.[] She then presented with defecatory outlet obstruction and constipation and subsequently was treated with a stapled transanal rectal resection.[]

  • Spina Bifida

    Kucera JN, Coley I, O'Hara S, et al ; The simple sacral dimple: diagnostic yield of ultrasound in neonates. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Jul 5.[] There were no differences between the groups for quality of life, faecal incontinence or constipation scores.[] Two variants, lipomeningocele and lipomyelomeningocele, typically occur in the lower back area (lumbar or sacral) of the spine.[]

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