Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 395-398

Metastatic sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor: A misleading diagnosis

Department of Neurosurgery, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Atef Ben Nsir
Department of Neurological Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.158772

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Sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor (YST) is an extremely rare malignant extra-gonadal germ-cell tumor, which usually succeeds to the degeneration of more common benign teratoma.We describe here an unprecedented case of conus medullaris compression by a spinal metastasis from a pure sacrococcygeal YST in a 1΍ years old girl, which was misdiagnosed initially as an anal fissure and stress the need of a meticulous clinical examination and further screening in young patients presenting with sphincter disturbances.

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