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A 5-year-old Japanese girl presented with a 3-year history of a brownish, rough-surfaced, elastic nodule along the spine (figure 1). She was healthy and without any history of trauma such as prolonged bicycle riding or hard-chair sitting. MRI and physical examination revealed no musculoskeletal or neurological abnormalities such as sharply angulated joints. We considered human tail, coccygeal pad, meningioma and spina bifida. Of …
Contributors YY and HI saw the patient, and YY, HI and HS wrote the manuscript. All three authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
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