Ayten Türcan, Saadet Yazgan Umut, Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız

Keywords: Diastematomyelia, ankylosing spondilitis, back pain, sacroiliac joint sclerosis


Diastematomyelia - a congenital anomaly accompanied by multiple skeletal anomalies - is characterized by division of the neural chest into two. With somatic growth over an adult's lifetime, it might cause back pain, waist pain and neurological symptoms due to a strained cord. (Turk J Rheumatol 2009; 24: 113-5)