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Tailgut Cyst
Atif Zaheer, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Retrorectal cystic hamartomas
              • Definitions

                • Congenital lesions arising from primitive hindgut in true embryonic tail that fail to regress

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Consider

                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Liang F et al: Tailgut cysts with malignant transformation: features, diagnosis, and treatment. Med Sci Monit. 26:e919803, 2020
                                            2. Martins P et al: Tailgut cyst adenocarcinoma. Autops Case Rep. 10(1):e2019115, 2020
                                            3. Nicoll K et al: Malignant transformation of tailgut cysts is significantly higher than previously reported: systematic review of cases in the literature. Colorectal Dis. 21(8):869-78, 2019
                                            4. Shetty AS et al: Imaging of tailgut cysts. Abdom Imaging. 40(7):2783-95, 2015
                                            5. Saba L et al: MRI evaluation of not complicated Tailgut cyst: case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 5(10):761-4, 2014
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Pathology

                                                    • Clinical Issues

                                                      • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Synonyms

                                                          • Retrorectal cystic hamartomas
                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Congenital lesions arising from primitive hindgut in true embryonic tail that fail to regress

                                                        IMAGING

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                • Treatment

                                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                  • Consider

                                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Liang F et al: Tailgut cysts with malignant transformation: features, diagnosis, and treatment. Med Sci Monit. 26:e919803, 2020
                                                                                      2. Martins P et al: Tailgut cyst adenocarcinoma. Autops Case Rep. 10(1):e2019115, 2020
                                                                                      3. Nicoll K et al: Malignant transformation of tailgut cysts is significantly higher than previously reported: systematic review of cases in the literature. Colorectal Dis. 21(8):869-78, 2019
                                                                                      4. Shetty AS et al: Imaging of tailgut cysts. Abdom Imaging. 40(7):2783-95, 2015
                                                                                      5. Saba L et al: MRI evaluation of not complicated Tailgut cyst: case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 5(10):761-4, 2014