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A well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (Grade I) arising in a tailgut cyst


1 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Pathology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Department of Pathology, 8th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Tailgut cysts are rare congenital lesions presenting as retrorectal space masses. They can occur in all age groups. Patients often present with ill-defined nonspecific symptoms and the diagnosis if often delayed. Malignancy arising in a tailgut cyst is an even rarer and unique occurrence. A precise diagnosis can be made only after complete excision and histopathological examination of the retrorectal space mass. We describe here a case of a 63-year-old male presenting with chronic constipation, who was diagnosed with a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (Grade I) arising in a tailgut cyst after surgical excision.


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