A presacral tumor is a rare type of tumor that forms in the space between the sacrum and rectum. These tumors are typically benign, but can be malignant in rare cases. Presacral tumors can be difficult to diagnose due to their location, and can cause a variety of symptoms.
The most common symptom of a presacral tumor is lower back pain. Other symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation, and rectal bleeding. In some cases, the tumor can cause a blockage in the large intestine, leading to a condition called intestinal obstruction.
If a presacral tumor is suspected, the patient will typically undergo a CT scan or MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Surgery is the recommended treatment for presacral tumors, as it can help to remove the tumor and reduce the risk of it recurring.
After surgery, the patient will usually need to stay in the hospital for a few days for monitoring and pain management. The recovery period can range from several weeks to several months, depending on the type of tumor and the extent of the surgery. The patient may need to follow up with the doctor regularly to make sure the tumor doesn’t return. During the recovery period, the patient may need to make dietary changes or take medications to help manage their symptoms.