A case of Tailgut Cyst presented to the emergency department due to urinary retention
Tailgut cysts are infrequent tumors in the presacral area and most presacral tumors in the literature are single-case, these tumors constitute 1/40.000 of applications to hospital. A 27-year-old male presented to the emergency department with urinary and fecal retention. Abdominal pain and swelling had persisted for a week. At physical examination the abdomen was swollen and distended. Rectal examination revealed a mass exerting external pressure on the inferior wall of the anal canal. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed a cystic lesion in the pelvis, 13x12x9 cm in size, containing thin septa and displacing the bladder to the anterior and the rectum to the right. This report describes a case of tailgut cyst in the presacral area and creating urination difficulty.
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Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine 32 (2015) 83-84