Large retrorectal spindle cell sarcoma: A case report and brief review of the literature

Christian Lund Petersen*, Mathias Rosenfeldt Byriel, Jona Shkurti, Søren Rafaelsen

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Large retrorectal tumors are rare and often a diagnostic and surgical challenge due to their anatomical location. We report the case of a 55-year-old patient with weight loss and changed bowel habits, where digital rectal examination revealed a retrorectal mass raising suspicion of a tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) showed a large retrorectal tumor and histopathology after surgical resection showed undifferentiated spindle cell sarcoma. This tumor type has not been previously reported as the etiology of large retrorectal tumors. We discuss the implications of diagnostic imaging, especially MRI, in the approach to diagnosis and surgical treatment of retrorectal tumors with reference to the scientific literature and previously reported cases of retrorectal tumors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)2684-2688
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2024


  • Recal cancer
  • sarcoma
  • MRI
  • CT


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