Sacro pit: a rare clinical image

Dharti Meshram, Pooja Kasturkar

PAMJ. 2023; 45:168. Published 18 Aug 2023 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2023.45.168.40974

A pit or indentation in the coating of the lower back is known as a sacral dimple. Small and shallow sacral dimples are the norm. 1.8%-7.2% of newborn newborns have a sacral dimple. If a dimple is evident, less than 0.5 cm in size, and has one midline lesion, it has allegedly been described as a typical benign lesion. A sacral dimple is not known to have any known causes. Treatment for spinal issues depends on what caused them in the first place. Sacral dimples are often not problematic. A sacral dimple may occasionally indicate an underlying spinal condition. These include tethered spinal cord and spina bifida. Despite some claims to the contrary and scant scientific investigation of dimples. Therefore, it´s unknown which genes may contribute to dimples. Most sacral dimples are harmless and don´t require any care. We here reported 6 months of infant female came to paediatric OPD with mother and known case of Congenital Saccro pit in the skin on the lower back buttocks. Where is no any history of irritation, discharge, pain, passage of fluids or fever. Patient came for further management. Physical examination done and found that Saccro pit. Patient is conscious. Call was noted to neurosurgeon and paediatric surgeon. USG and MRI done noted that 3mm Saccro pit. Treatment given in hospital Syp. Zincovit Syp. Vit D3. Patient general condition is good. No any other management given to child regarding Saccro pit. Patient was discharged. Doctor Advice to patient family do regular follow-up if any issued occurred regarding this. Patient is healthy.
Corresponding author
Dharti Meshram, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial School of Nursing (FNTCN), Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India (

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