Tailgut Cyst in a Neonate

Title
Tailgut Cyst in a Neonate
Author(s)
이남혁
Keywords
HAMARTOMA
Issue Date
201012
Publisher
KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY
Citation
JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY, v.79, pp.S67 - S70
Abstract
Tailgut cysts are rare congenital lesions thought to arise from vestiges of the tailgut/postanal gut, which is a primitive gut temporarily present at the most caudal portion of the embryo. The lesions are usually multilocular cysts lined by various types of epithelium in the retrorectal space. We experienced a tailgut cyst in an 18-day-old girl initially presented as an epidermoid cyst like skin lesion in the coccygeal region. MRI showed a well-defined multiloculated cystic mass between the rectum and coccyx, measuring 12x23 mm and markedly hyperintense on T2 weighted images and hypointense on T1-weighted images. The cyst was surgically removed via a posterior sagittal approach and microscopically lined by ciliated columnar, transitional and squamous cells. Tailgut cysts are usually found in adult females, and extremely rarely in neonates. We report a tailgut cyst in a neonate with a review of the literature. (J Korean Surg Soc 2010;79:S67-70)
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/23276http://dx.doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2010.79.Suppl1.S67
ISSN
2233-7903
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