Ann Surg Treat Res.  2016 Jan;90(1):53-55. 10.4174/astr.2016.90.1.53.

Does this baby have a tail?: a case of congenital isolated perineal lipoma presenting as human pseudo-tail

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. haeyoung@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

A pseudo-tail is defined as a tail-like lesion in the lumbosacrococcygeal region that is not a true tail but one caused by disease. Perineal lipoma is one of the conditions that may present as a pseudo-tail. Congenital perineal lipoma is a rare disease and in particular, isolated congenital perineal lipoma without other anomalies is extremely rare. Here we report a case of congenital isolated perineal lipoma presenting as a pseudo-tail and also include a literature review of the condition.

Keyword

Tail; Pseudo-tail; Perineal lipoma; Infant; Lipoma

MeSH Terms

Humans*
Infant
Lipoma*
Rare Diseases
Tail*
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