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Adenosquamous carcinoma arising within a retrorectal tailgut cyst: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16273657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retrorectal, developmental tail gut cysts, include dermoid cysts, rectal duplication cysts and retrorectal cyst-hamartomas. Retrorectal cyst-hamartomas (RCH) are derived from remnants of the tail gut, the most caudal part of the embryonic hind gut, which normally involutes by the 8(th) wk of embryonic development (3-8 mm stage). They have specific radiological and histopathological features that distinguish them from other similar formations (dermoid cysts, enteric duplication cysts and teratomas). We report a patient with adenosquamous carcinoma arising within RCH, who underwent complete resection of the cyst through anterior laparotomy, and reached complete (recurrence-free for 14 mo, so far) functional recovery. The cyst was incidentally discovered during hysterectomy 12 years ago. Diagnostic, therapeutic and histopathological aspects of this rare case are discussed. The mentioned period between diagnosis and surgical treatment suggests that RCH, given enough time, can develop malignant degeneration, and should be resected at the time of diagnosis.
Zoran Krivokapic; Ivan Dimitrijevic; Goran Barisic; Velimir Markovic; Miodrag Krstic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-07     Completed Date:  2006-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6225-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
FRCS, First Surgical Clinic, Koste Todorovica 6, Belgrade 11000, Serbia and Montenegro. scpy@beotel.yu
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Adenosquamous / pathology*,  radiography
Cysts / pathology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Rectal Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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