Metastatic sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor: A misleading diagnosis

Nsir, Atef Ben; Darmoul, Mehdi; Arous, Sarra Ben; Hattab, Nejib
July 2015
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Jul-Sep2015, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p395
Academic Journal
Case Study
Sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor (YST) is an extremely rare malignant extra-gonadal germ-cell tumor, which usually succeeds to the degeneration of more common benign teratoma. We describe here an unprecedented case of conus medullaris compression by a spinal metastasis from a pure sacrococcygeal YST in a 11/2 years old girl, which was misdiagnosed initially as an anal fissure and stress the need of a meticulous clinical examination and further screening in young patients presenting with sphincter disturbances.


Related Articles

  • Intramedullary tuberculoma of the conus medullaris: case report and review of the literature. Kemaloğlu, S; Gür, A; Nas, K; Çevik, R; Büyükbayram, H; Saraç, A J // Spinal Cord;Sep2001, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p498 

    OBJECTIVE:: To illustrate the dilemmas in the diagnosis and management of intramedullary tuberculomas of the spinal cord. METHODS:: Case report of a 32 year-old man with tuberculous meningitis. The presence of unexplained urinary retention and progressive weakness in the legs led to the...

  • Sacrococcygeal ependymoblastoma. Gard, Andrew; Perry, Deborah; Abdessalam, Shahab; Bowdino, Bradley // Child's Nervous System;Dec2015, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p2215 

    The article presents a case study of a four-year-old female patient who was presented with a subcutaneous sacrococcygeal mass and was admitted for neurosurgical evaluation. Pathologic microscopic evaluation showed a majority component of both myxopapillary ependymoma and ependymoblastoma. She...

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in extragonadal yolk sac tumor with hepatoid differentiation: A case report. ZEREMSKI, VANJA; MAWRIN, CHRISTIAN; FISCHER, THOMAS; SCHALK, ENRICO // Molecular & Clinical Oncology;2017, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p79 

    Yolk sac tumors (YSTs) are rare aggressive tumors, arising most commonly in the gonads and occurring mainly in young adults. We herein report a case of an extragonadal YST with hepatoid differentiation localized in the brain and lung. A 41-year old man presented to our hospital with a...

  • Cauda equina-conus medullaris syndrome as an isolated presenting symptom of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma: Case report and review of the literature. Meng-Chen Wu; Chin-Hsien Lin // Neurology Asia;Jun2014, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p219 

    Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma with variable clinical manifestations. Although neurological symptoms are common in patients with IVLBCL, isolated cauda equina-conus medullaris syndrome is rarely reported. We herein report a case of IVLBCL whose...

  • Intradural Intramedullary Conus Medullaris Metastasis of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report.  // Journal of Neurological Sciences;2012, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p410 

    No abstract available.

  • Borderline low conus medullaris on infant lumbar sonography: what is the clinical outcome and the role of neuroimaging follow-up? Thakur, Neil H.; Lowe, Lisa H. // Pediatric Radiology;Apr2011, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p483 

    Background: Isolated borderline low conus medullaris is a frequent finding on screening lumbar sonography of unknown significance that often prompts further imaging and clinical follow-up. Objective: To determine the clinical outcome and utility of follow-up neuroimaging in infants with isolated...

  • Elderly onset intramedullary epidermoid cyst in the conus medullaris: a case report. Ohara, Takeru; Maki, Satoshi; Furuya, Takeo; Inada, Taigo; Kamiya, Koshiro; Ota, Mitsutoshi; Okawa, Akihiko; Ikeda, Osamu; Takahashi, Kazuhisa; Yamazaki, Masashi; Koda, Masao // Journal of Medical Case Reports;2015, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p45 

    Introduction Epidermoid cysts are known as embryonic or acquired ectopic aberrations of the ectoderm. To the best of our knowledge, there are only a few reports of elderly onset intramedullary epidermoid cysts. We report a case of elderly onset intramedullary epidermoid cyst at the conus...

  • Conus Medullaris Syndrome as a Complication of Radioisotope Cisternography. Park, Bek-San; Park, Jinse; Koh, Seong-Ho; Choi, Hojin; Yu, Hyun-Jeung; Lee, Koo-Eun; Lee, Young Joo; Lee, Kyu-Yong // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences;May2012, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p347 

    Objective: Conus medullaris syndrome (CMS) is a clinical neurologic syndrome caused by a conus medullaris lesion. CMS is a heterogeneous entity with various etiologies such as trauma or a space-occupying lesion. Multiple cases of CMS following spinal anesthesia have been reported, but CMS after...

  • Surfer’s myelopathy. Lin, C.-Y.; Fu, J.-H.; Li, S.-C.; Lai, P.-H. // QJM: An International Journal of Medicine;Apr2012, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p373 

    No abstract available.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics