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Laparoscopic excision of rare case of recurrent presacral teratoma

 Department of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Gem Hospital and Research Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication07-Feb-2017

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Samrat V Jankar,
Department of Minimal Invasive Surgery, Gem Hospital and Research Centre, 45, Pankaja Mills Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore - 641 045, Tamil Nadu
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Tumours of the presacral space are rare to present. Most of them are benign masses, very rarely malignant. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment as it establishes the diagnosis and prevents the adverse consequences associated with malignant degeneration and secondary bacterial infection. Their surgical excision is often difficult because of their anatomic location. Very few cases have been reported so far concerning a laparoscopic management of presacral tumour. We hereby present a young girl with recurrent presacral teratoma. She underwent laparoscopic successful excision of tumour with uneventful post-operative recovery. Here, we are highlighting the importance of laparoscopic approach for this scenario in terms additional advantages of minimally invasive approach such as better visualisation of the deep structures in the narrow presacral space, precise dissection in a limited space between the tumour and neighbouring structures with avoiding injury to neurovascular structure.

Keywords: Laparoscopic approach, minimally invasive, presacral, teratoma

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Rajapandian S, Jankar SV, Chittawadgi B, Bhattacharya S, Sabnis SC, Sathyamoorthy R, Parthasarathi R, Senthilnathan P, Praveen Raj P, Palanivelu C. Laparoscopic excision of rare case of recurrent presacral teratoma. J Min Access Surg [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2017 May 28]. Available from:



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