Techniques in Coloproctology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 43–49 | Cite as

The management of presacral masses in the adult

  • A. Wolpert
  • M. Beer-Gabel
  • O. Lifschitz
  • A. P. Zbar
REVIEW

Abstract

Presacral (retrorectal) tumors are particularly rare in the adult. There is difficulty in the performance of diagnostic biopsy, and specialized imaging is required to plan surgical extirpation. This review assesses their incidence and classification as well as the principles involved in their diagnosis and surgical management.

Key words Presacral mass Surgical management 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Wolpert
    • 1
  • M. Beer-Gabel
    • 1
  • O. Lifschitz
    • 2
  • A. P. Zbar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gastroenterology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot IsraelIL
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Kaplan Medical Center, 76100 Rehovot, Israel. apzbar@zahav.net.ilIL

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