Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a sacrococcygeal tailgut cyst

Demirel A. H. , Cetin E., Temiz A.

ANAIS BRASILEIROS DE DERMATOLOGIA, cilt.93, sa.5, ss.733-735, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20187618
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.733-735


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.