Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

A sacrococcygeal teratoma is a tumor that grows at the base of the spine in a developing fetus.  It occurs in one in 40,000 newborns and girls are four times more likely to be affected than boys.  Though it is usually benign, there is a possibility that the teratoma could become malignant.  As such, the recommended treatment of a teratoma is complete removal of the tumor by surgery, performed soon after the birth.  If not all of the tumor is removed during the initial surgery, the teratoma may grow back (recur) and additional surgeries may be needed.   Studies have found that sacrococcygeal teratomas recur in up to 22% of cases.
 

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The terms "Sacrococcygeal Teratoma" returned 38 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sacrococcygeal teratoma with ectopic immature renal tissue.
 

Author(s): Shatavisha DasGupta, Ranajoy Ghosh, Ram Narayan Das, Uttara Chatterjee

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;58(1):124-5.

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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Evaluation of pregnancy and delivery in 13 women who underwent resection of a sacrococcygeal teratoma during early childhood.
 

Author(s): Marijke E B Kremer, Margot M Koeneman, Joep P M Derikx, Audrey Coumans, Robertine van Baren, Hugo A Heij, Marc H W A Wijnen, René M H Wijnen, David C van der Zee, Ernest L W van Heurn

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma resection often brings changes in pelvic anatomy and physiology with possible consequences for defecation, micturition and sexual function. It is unknown, whether these changes have any gynecological and obstetric sequelae. Until now four pregnancies after ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2015

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The terms "Sacrococcygeal Teratoma" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sacrococcygeal teratoma with nephroblastic elements: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Yangyang Ma, Jicui Zheng, Haitao Zhu, Chun Shen, Shan Zheng, Xianmin Xiao, Lian Chen

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma with nephroblastic elements is very rare. Only 8 cases have been reported up to date. 3 cases were misdiagnosed as extrarenal nephroblastomas and were administered excessive treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It has a great significance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2014

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Diagnosis of sacrococcygeal teratoma using two and three-dimensional ultrasonography: two cases reported and a literature review.
 

Author(s): Mihaela Grigore, George Iliev

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2014 Sep;16(3):274-7.

 

The occurrence of a fetal tumor is rare, 50% of all fetal tumors being sacrococcygeal teratomas. Prenatal diagnosis of this condition is important for the monitoring of the affected fetuses and for establishing the mode and time of delivery. We describe two cases of fetal sacrococcygeal ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2014

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Minimally invasive therapy for fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma: case series and systematic review of the literature.
 

Author(s): T Van Mieghem, A Al-Ibrahim, J Deprest, L Lewi, J C Langer, D Baud, K O'Brien, R Beecroft, R Chaturvedi, E Jaeggi, J Fish, G Ryan

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;43(6):611-9.

 

Large solid sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT) can cause high-output cardiac failure and fetal or neonatal death. The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes of minimally invasive antenatal procedures for the treatment of fetal SCT.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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