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Tailgut Cyst in an Infant with Imperforate Anus: a Case Report

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Nona Zabolinejad 1 , * , S Mohammad-Ali Raisolsadat 2 , Fariba Tabrizian-Namini 3 , Parisa Faraji 4

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How to Cite: Zabolinejad N, Raisolsadat S M, Tabrizian-Namini F, Faraji P. Tailgut Cyst in an Infant with Imperforate Anus: a Case Report, Iran J Pediatr. 2013 ; 23(5):597-600.

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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics: 23 (5); 597-600
Published Online: June 23, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 15, 2012
Accepted: August 19, 2012

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Abstract

Background: Tailgut cyst (TGC) is a rare congenital lesion that originates from remnants of the embryonic post-anal gut. It presents as a multilocular presacral mass mainly in young women. Microscopically, the cyst lining is composed of different types of epithelium such as stratified squamous, transitional, or glandular. Case Presentation: We present a term female newborn referred to our hospital for evaluation and management of imperforate anus. During dissection of the presacral space to release the rectum, a multicystic mass adherent to the distal part of rectum was detected and completely excised. Histopathology confirmed the TGC diagnosis. Conclusion: TGC is a very rare lesion, but it should be considered in differential diagnosis of any presacral mass, even in infancy. Complete excision is the preferred treatment and can be done more easily neonatally or in infancy.

 

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Tailgut cyst Retrorectal hamartoma Neonate

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