Tail gut cyst: A case report and literature revue

  • Nuno Carvalho Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia Geral, Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal
  • Helena Vidal Assistente Graduada de Imagiologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal
  • Rui Lebre Consultor de Cirurgia Geral, Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal
  • Victoe Fernandes Assistente Hospitalar de Gastroenterologia, Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal
  • Maria José Brito Chefe de Serviço de Anatomia Patológica – Directora de Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal
  • João Gíria Chefe de Serviço de Cirurgia Geral – Director de Serviço de Cirurgia Geral. Hospital Garcia de Orta – Almada, Portugal

Abstract

The authors describe the case of a 42-year-old-woman with sacral pain for several years. Clinical evaluation, endoanal ultrasound, Computer Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging demonstrated a retro rectal cystic lesion. A Kraske approach was used for excision. Pathology showed a tail gut cyst. A review of the literature is presented.

Keywords: tailgut cyst; retrorectal cystic hamartoma; presacral cyst; rectrorectal cyst; presacral space 

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Published
2009-12-27
How to Cite
CARVALHO, Nuno et al. Tail gut cyst: A case report and literature revue. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 11, p. 45-49, dec. 2009. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/187>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2023.
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Clinical Case