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- ItemOpen AccessEnteromyeloschisis. A rare sacro - Enteric mass in the newborn(Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 2020-01) Ladipo-Ajayi, Oluwaseun; Ihediwa, George; Jolayemi, Edward; Haruna, Muibah; Alakaloko, Felix; Seyi-Olajide, Justina; Abdulkareem, Fatimah; Okezie, KanuA lumbosacral appendage in a newborn is a source of extreme anxiety for parents. While sacral masses are the most common solid tumours of the newborn (1 in 20–45,000 live births), true caudal appendages (human tails) are rare [1,2]. Sacral masses are frequently teratomas which are composed of multiple tissues alien to their site of origin, derived from more than 1 germ layer. Rarer pathologies like neuroenteric cysts or true caudal appendages (human tail) have been sparsely reported in literature [3,4]. We present an extremely rare case of a sacral mass of complete gastrointestinal origin and discuss possible aetiology and differentials. We have coined the term ''Enteromyeloschisis'' to describe this lesion as our search of the English literature did not show a report of any similar case where the tail was made up entirely of bowel.