Author | Diana B Mannschreck, BSN, MS4


Protuberant blister over newborn’s lumbar spine

January 01, 2018

A healthy full-term newborn presented with a prominent sacral dimple within an oval patch. Ultrasound showed no evidence of spinal anomalies, and the child was discharged home. Three days later, the patch became elevated, red, and moist appearing, and she was brought to the emergency department (ED) for further evaluation of the “growing blister.”