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dermal sinus tract

I have a granddaughter that was diagnosed with a dermal sinus tract at birth.  She has a dimple located at the top of her buttock crease.  Her crease seems a bit elongated.  Her right eye is slightly larger than the left and it has a vertical, oval-shaped pupil.  Both eyes seem to tear all the time.  In the morning they are both a bit crusty.  She moves all extremities normally.  I am wondering if her eye problems relate to the sinus tract, and if so, just how extensive are her anomalies.
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  Hi and welcome to the Spinal Cord C/D forum.

Dermal sinus tracts are remnants of incomplete neural
tube closure.These tracts may be associated with lesions that tether the spinal cord and can either become infected or produce neurological deficits.

I too have the sacral dimple, and mine is tethered....many times I have the eye issue too, I was told this can be dry eye, even tho it is watering so much....it can be associated with the condition.

Have they done ne MRI's?
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No, they haven't.  Her mother was told to have schedule an MRI for her at 3 months, which will be early July.  
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  The MRI will give u more of an indication of what is going on, I would suggest, they do a cervical spine MRI as well as Lumbar as it can cause Chiari if she does have a tethered cord....so if she is going in do them all as I am sure they will sedate her for it.

Lumbar,thoracic cervical and brain....

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