Eur J Pediatr Surg 2013; 23(03): e3-e4
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1315814
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Tailgut Cyst Prolapsing through the Anus

Nina Hoejer Hansen
1  Surgical Department A, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
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Niels Qvist
1  Surgical Department A, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
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Publication History

28 November 2011

31 March 2012

Publication Date:
07 July 2012 (online)

Introduction

The tailgut cyst is a rare congenital malformation. It is a remnant of the postanal part of the hindgut, which normally regresses totally during the embryonic period. Most cases are asymptomatic and are diagnosed by incident as a presacral mass, other cases may present with different and unspecific symptoms.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] This case presenting as a prolapse through the anus has, to our knowledge, not been reported previously.