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Figure 1: (a) Clinical photograph showing flattened buttocks, shallow gluteal fold, (b) T2 weighted sagittal image of lumbosacral spine shows non tapering conus medullaris at upper border of D11 vertebral body (c) wedge shape of conus is due to dorsal half extending further than ventral half and is due to relative preservation of dorsal sacral roots and dorsal ganglia central T2 hyperintensity might be due to prominent terminal ventricle. Stretched out nerve roots are seen distally with narrow distal canal (d) radiograph pelvis anteroposterior view shows total absence of sacral bones with iliac wings fused to lateral borders of lower vertebra with normal transverse pelvic diameter

Figure 1: (a) Clinical photograph showing flattened buttocks, shallow gluteal fold, (b) T2 weighted sagittal image of lumbosacral spine shows non tapering conus medullaris at upper border of D11 vertebral body (c) wedge shape of conus is due to dorsal half extending further than ventral half and is due to relative preservation of dorsal sacral roots and dorsal ganglia central T2 hyperintensity might be due to prominent terminal ventricle. Stretched out nerve roots are seen distally with narrow distal canal (d) radiograph pelvis anteroposterior view shows total absence of sacral bones with iliac wings fused to lateral borders of lower vertebra with normal transverse pelvic diameter