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dc.contributor.authorAbukar, AAen_US
dc.contributor.authorParcell, BJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, CBen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatil, PVen_US
dc.contributor.authorRamsanahie, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteele, RJCen_US
dc.contributor.authorThaha, MAen_US
dc.date.available2014-10-28en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn2090-6900en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/6800
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2014 A. A. Abukar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.description.abstractPurpose. Tailgut cysts with malignant transformation are rare entities. We discuss the diagnostic strategy and treatment of a malignancy within a tailgut cyst. Methods. In this study we report on the case of a 61-year-old man with a malignant neuroendocrine tumour arising within a tailgut cyst and an overview of the literature emphasising the histopathological characteristics and differential diagnosis. Results. Our patient presented with lower back pain, rectal pain, and increased urgency of defecation. MRI scan and CT-guided biopsy on histological analysis revealed a diagnosis of carcinoid tumour of the presacral space. The patient subsequently underwent an abdominoperineal excision of the rectum. Conclusions. This case highlights the importance of tailgut cysts as a differential diagnosis of presacral masses. It is a rare congenital lesion developing from remnants of the embryonic postanal gut and is predominantly benign in nature. Approximately half of cases remain asymptomatic; therefore, diagnosis is often delayed. Magnetic resonance imaging is the investigation of choice and an awareness of the possibility of malignant potential is critical to avoiding missed diagnosis and subsequent morbidity. Complete surgical excision allows accurate diagnosis, confirmation of oncological clearance, and prevention of mortality.en_US
dc.format.extent454502 - ?en_US
dc.format.mediumInternet
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCase Rep Surgen_US
dc.relation.replaceshttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/jspui/handle/123456789/6219
dc.relation.replaces123456789/6219
dc.titleMalignancy within a Tail Gut Cyst: A Case of Retrorectal Carcinoid Tumour.en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2014/454502en_US
pubs.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25478281en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume2014en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2014-10-28en_US


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