J Minim Invasive Surg.  2019 Sep;22(3):131-133. 10.7602/jmis.2019.22.3.131.

Laparoscopic Resection of Presacral Tumor: A New Approach in the Era of the Minimally Invasive Surgery

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. leeshdr@khu.ac.kr

Abstract

Presacral tumors are rare; however, once diagnosed, surgical resection is recommended even in asymptomatic patients as there is potential risk for growth or malignant transformation. Many different types of surgical approaches to resect presacral tumors have been reported including posterior, anterior, and combined abdominosacral approaches. With introduction of the minimally invasive approach, laparoscopic or robotic approaches to resect presacral tumors are reported increasingly. We report a case of successful anterior laparoscopic resection for a presacral mass that was incidentally diagnosed during management of pancreatitis.

Keyword

Laparoscopy; Presacral tumor; Tailgut cyst

MeSH Terms

Humans
Laparoscopy
Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures*
Pancreatitis
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