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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Sacrococcygeal Teratoma" returned 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Foetal sacrococcygeal teratoma: extremes in clinical presentation.
 

Author(s): W W Wee, S Tagore, J V K Tan, G S H Yeo

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2011 Jun;52(6):e118-23.

 

Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a congenital tumour that can be diagnosed by ultrasonography (USG). We present our experience with the management of two cases of SCT in our institution between 2008 and 2009. In the first case, SCT was diagnosed at 17 weeks' gestation. The patient ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2011

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Ovarian vein thrombosis and mirror syndrome in association with sacrococcygeal teratoma.
 

Author(s): Hasan Kafali, YĆ¼ksel Arikan Onaran, Esra Keskin, Umut Sari, Ismail Kirbas

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2010 Apr;65(4):452-5.

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2010

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma: clinical characteristics and long-term outcome in Nigerian children.
 

Author(s): Lohfa B Chirdan, Aba F Uba, Sunday D Pam, Stephen T Edino, Barnabas M Mandong, Oluwabunmi O Chirdan

Journal: Ann Afr Med. ;8(2):105-9.

 

The excision of sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) may be associated with significant long-term morbidity for the child. We reviewed our experience with SCT in a tertiary health care facility in a developing country with particular interest on the long-term sequelae.

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2009

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The terms "Sacrococcygeal Teratoma" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sacrococcygeal teratoma in adults: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Shiobhon Y Luk, Y P Tsang, T S Chan, T F Lee, K C Leung

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2011 Oct;17(5):417-20.

 

Sacrococcygeal teratoma is one of the most common tumours in infants but rare in adults. We present a case of sacrococcygeal teratoma in a female adult. The clinical presentation, radiological and histological findings, management, and outcome are described.

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2011

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[Neurogenic voiding dysfunction after sacrococcygeal teratoma resection].
 

Author(s): Eiki Hanada, Kazuyoshi Johnin, Akira Kataoka, Yoshihiko Wakabayashi, Tatsuhiro Yoshiki, Yusaku Okada

Journal: Nippon Hinyokika Gakkai Zasshi. 2004 May;95(4):692-6.

 

A 6-year-old girl was referred to our department due to pyelonephritis. Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) revealed grade 4 vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and urethral deformity (stenosis and lateral deviation). She had a history of sacrococcygeal teratoma resection in the newborn. Urodynamic ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2004

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma in the perinatal period.
 

Author(s): R Tuladhar, S K Patole, J S Whitehall

Journal: Postgrad Med J. 2000 Dec;76(902):754-9.

 

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2000

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