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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019, 7(12), 317-319
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-12-4
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Partial Currarino Syndrome in Adulthood Mistaken for a Simple Presacral Mass

Alaa El-Kheir1, , Charif Khaled1, , Raia Doumit2, Chawki Nohra3 and Antoine Khoneisser1

1General Surgery Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

2Diagnostic Radiology Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

3Neurosurgery Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Pub. Date: September 20, 2019

Cite this paper:
Alaa El-Kheir, Charif Khaled, Raia Doumit, Chawki Nohra and Antoine Khoneisser. Partial Currarino Syndrome in Adulthood Mistaken for a Simple Presacral Mass. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2019; 7(12):317-319. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-7-12-4

Abstract

Currarino syndrome is a rare congenital disease and its appearance in adulthood is exceptional. It is neglected in the typical differential diagnosis of a presacral mass. This results in severe complications following simple mass resection.

Keywords:
currarino syndrome congenital disease sacrococcygeal agenesis presacral mass epidermoid tumor

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