Resection of presacral hamartoma by laparoscopy


A 28-year-old asymptomatic patient was diagnosed with a retrouterine tumor during gynecological examination. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed a 6 x 5,5 x 4 cms encapsulated presacral tumor. Retrorectal hamartoma was removed by laparoscopy with preservation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. No sensory or motoric dysfunction of the legs, bladder, or rectum was observed postoperatively. Tumour histology: Developmental tail gut cysts ( presacral hamartoma).

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