Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a sacrococcygeal tailgut cyst

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Demirel A. H. , ÇETİN B. E. , Temiz A.

ANAIS BRASILEIROS DE DERMATOLOGIA, vol.93, no.5, pp.733-735, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20187618
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.733-735
  • Keywords: Hamartoma, Radiotherapy, intensity-modulated, Sacrococcygeal region, ADENOCARCINOMA, HAMARTOMA


We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma originated from a sacrococcygeal tailgut cyst in a 73-year-old female patient. Tailgut cysts are generally multilocal and have a layer of either columnar, squamous or transitional epithelium, or a combination of these. This case was treated with surgical excision and radiotherapy. Cancer presentation of a congenital abnormality in old age is a rare entity. This report is the first case of squamous cell carcinoma developing in a tailgut cyst without any synchronization, as an isolated (pure) pathology.