TITLE

Metastatic sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor: A misleading diagnosis

AUTHOR(S)
Nsir, Atef Ben; Darmoul, Mehdi; Arous, Sarra Ben; Hattab, Nejib
PUB. DATE
July 2015
SOURCE
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Jul-Sep2015, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p395
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
103549498

 

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