The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Case Report

Retrorectal/Presacral Epidermoid Cyst: Report of A Case

Eurasian J Med 2013; 45: 207-210
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2013.40
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Although epidermal cysts are frequently observed throughout the body, they are rarely found in the retrorectal/presacral regions. Retrorectal epidermal cysts are congenital lesions of ectodermal origin and generally occur in women during the reproductive period. In this case report, a 47 year old female patient with 25 years of complaint of a mass extending from the perianal region to the retro-coccygeal region is discussed. A total mass excision with paracoccygeal incision was performed under spinal anesthesia. The histopathologic examination demonstrated an epidermal cyst. Correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment when first detected significantly decrease the recurrence and complication risks in all retrorectal tumors. Any mass should be completely removed in the treatment.

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