Inter-Osseous Epidermoid Inclusion Cyst Of The Sacrum: A Case Report

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | July-Dec 2018 | Page 27-29 | Mike Parry, Anish Patel, Rajesh Botchu, Vaiyapuri S, Desai, Jeys Lee.

Authors: Mike Parry [1], Anish Patel [2], Rajesh Botchu [2], Vaiyapuri S [3], Desai [4], Jeys Lee [1].

[1] Department of Orthopedic Oncology.
[2] Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology,
[3] Department of pathology,The Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, UK
[4] Department of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rajesh Botchu
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, The Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham, UK


Whilst common in subcutaneous locations, inclusion epidermoid cysts arising from the pelvic bones are extremely rare. We report the case of a patient presenting with coccydynia and altered bowel habit who, following investigation was found to have a large cystic lesion of the sacrum with extending anteriorly into the presacral tissue resulting in compression of the rectum. The lesion was treated by surgical resection, sacrificing the lower sacral nerve roots. Histology confirmed an epidermoid cyst. Whilst a rare presenting symptom, careful assessment of the patient presenting with coccydynia and altered bowel function must raise the suspicion of a sacral pathology that demands further investigation.
Keywords: sacral epidermoid cyst, rare presentation


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How to Cite this article: Parry M, Patel A, Botchu R, Vaiyapuri S, Desai, Jeys L. Interosseous Epidermoid Inclusion Cyst of the Sacrum: A Case Report. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors July-Dec 2018;4(2): 27-29.

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