Pediatr Radiol 2021 Sep 16. Epub 2021 Sep 16.
Department of Radiology, Nationwide Children's Hospital,, ED Building, 4th Floor, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH, 43205, USA.
Ultrasonography (US) is the first-line imaging modality for screening neonates and young infants with suspected spinal abnormalities. Whether performed for a suspicious congenital skin lesion, such as a lumbosacral tract or lipomatous mass, or abnormal neurological findings, US can help define spinal anatomy, characterize congenital spine malformations, and direct further work-up and management. The purpose of this article is to review the diagnostic imaging approach to infant spine US, including technique and indications, normal anatomy and variants with a focus on embryological origins, and classification and diagnosis of congenital spine malformations. Read More