Retrorectal Teratoma: A Rare Cause of Pain in the Tailbone

Rebecca A. Levine, Zhenhong Qu, Harry Wasvary

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Abstract

Retrorectal tumors are extremely rare and heterogeneous, requiring complete surgical excision for definitive diagnosis and optimal outcome. We describe a patient presenting with chronic "tailbone pain" who was found to have a benign cystic teratoma in the presacral space. She underwent en bloc resection and recovered well. Radiographic and pathologic images from this unique case are depicted and clinical features discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-148
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Surgery
Volume75
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Congenital
  • Presacral cyst
  • Retrorectal tumor
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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