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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(7): 643-645.
Tailgut Cyst with Glomus Coccygeum: Report of a case.
Mi Jung Kim, Shi Nae Lee, Sung Sook Kim, Hea Soo Koo, Ok Kyung Kim
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Tailgut cyst of retrorectal space is uncommon and its classification and prognosis are unclear. The lesion usually consists of a multiloculated cyst lined by squamous, transitional, and glandular epithelium. Disorganized fascicles of smooth muscle may be seen in the wall. Glomus coccygeum, normally located at the tip of coccyx, is incidentally discovered in the presacral mass including tailgut cyst. We report a case of tailgut cyst in a 35 year old female who had internal hemorrhoid and intermittent anal pain for 3 years. Pelvic computerized tomography revealed a 3x2 cm sized mass in the presacral area. The mass was multicystic and lined by squamous, transitional, and peudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium with inflammatory cells and scattered smooth muscle in the wall. Dermal adnexal structures were not present, which excluded dermoid cyst. A glomus body was identified in the surrounding soft tissue.
Key Words: Tailgut cyst; Glomus coccygeum
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