Tailgut cyst associated with a carcinoid tumor: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Mathieu2005TailgutCA,
  title={Tailgut cyst associated with a carcinoid tumor: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Anne Mathieu and Reza Chamlou and Francis Le Moine and Calliope Maris and Jean Van de Stadt and Isabelle Salmon},
  journal={Histology and histopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={1065-9}
}
We report the case of a 49-year-old woman who presented a tailgut cyst lined by a variety of epithelium including squamous, columnar and transitional. Fortuitously a microscopic carcinoid tumor expressing immunohistochemically neuroendocrine markers was identified in the cystic wall. Tailgut cysts are congenital abnormalities located in the presacrococcygeal area occurring usually in adult patients. Clinical diagnosis is difficult because they are often asymptomatic. Patients may present… CONTINUE READING