Tailgut cysts represent a rare clinical and radiologic finding that should be considered when a mass is found in the presacral
space, particularly in middle-age females.
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed a presacral
fluid collection with a fistula between the pouch and the sacrum (Fig.
Sacrococcygeal tumors in the older infant and child are predominantly presacral
and pelvic, with no externalized mass noted at birth.
At this point, I frequently switch to a 30-degree down scope to develop the presacral
The Currarino syndrome (C5; OMIM 176450) has been described as a triad of partial sacral agenesis with intact first sacral vertebra (sickle-shaped sacrum), presacral
mass, and anorectal malformations (1-3).
Diagnostic CT showed a presacral
mass, but a CT-guided biopsy yielded only necrotic and inflammatory tissue.
A study showed that when the dissection was extended to the higher external, internal, and common iliac lymph nodes as well as the presacral
lymph nodes, the rate of metastasis increased from 10% to 26% (J.
MRI revealed a presacral
mass invading the lumbosacral canal.
2:7); in the Koran they are frequently identified with the Arabic word rub, signifying "soul" or "spirit," one of the three principles of existence; they also refer to a presacral
state during which time "the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him [Allah] in a Day, whereof the span is fifty thousand years" (Surah 70:4).
Papanicolaou tests/'Pap smears' with HPV DNA Testing for Cervical Cancer; Perineorrhaphy, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis; Pregnancy; Recurrent pregnancy loss; Presacral
neurectomy (PSN) for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain; Salivary estriol test for preterm labor, Salpingectomy/salpingostomy, VABRA aspirator; Ultrasonography in pregnancy, Ultrasonongraphy screen for Down Syndrome, Uterine Activity Monitoring (UAM), Uterine Fibroid (Leiomyomata) Therapy; Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids; VABRA aspirator; Zinc blood levels in pregnancy.
masses in children: Presentation, aetiology and risk of malignancy.
Spontaneous prevesical (Retzius-space) abscess with extraperitoneal presacral