Diagnostic steps and staged operative approach in Currarino's triad: a case report and review of the literature

Ilhan H., Tokar B. , Atasoy M., Kulali A.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.16, no.8, pp.522-524, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/pl00007296
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.522-524


The Currarino triad is a combination of a presacral mass, a congenital sacral bony abnormality and an anorectal malformation. It mostly presents with constipation. Rectal examination, plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging are the main tools for the diagnosis. If the mass is a meningocele, colostomy and neurosurgical exploration should precede anoplasty due to the risk of meningitis. A 14-month-old female patient with anal stenosis, a sacral scimitar defect and an anterior meningocele is presented in this report.