sacrococcygeal teratoma


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sa·cro·coc·cyg·e·al ter·a·to·ma

found in the region of the coccyx and rectum (embryonic location of the caudal eminence). Most common tumor in newborn infants.

sacrococcygeal teratoma

a common tumor of newborns, found in the primitive pit. It may represent part of the blastopore of lower vertebrates.
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Sacrococcygeal teratoma

sa·cro·coc·cyg·e·al ter·a·to·ma

(sākrō-kok-sijē-ăl teră-tōmă)
A germ cell tumor that forms in the region of the caudal eminence; it is the most common tumor in neonates; most affected newborns are girls.

Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)

A tumor occurring at the base of the fetus's tailbone.
Mentioned in: Prenatal Surgery
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Urologic co-morbidities associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma and a rational plan for urologic surveillance," Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol.
Our report describes a large, mature pelvic-subtype sacrococcygeal teratoma which was found incidentally in an asymptomatic 12-year-old girl.
It is well recognized that incomplete surgical resection of neonatal teratomas is associated with recurrences of a pure yolk sac tumor, as seen in cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma for which coccygectomy was not performed.
No gross sacrococcygeal teratoma or any other tumour was detected.
Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is one of the most common malignancies found in the neonatal age group.
The differential diagnosis for sacrococcygeal mass is sacrococcygeal teratoma, terminal myelocystocele, meningomyelocele, meningocele, lipoma, hamartoma, lymphangioma, hemangioma, chordoma and ependydoma (4).
3) Radiographic differential diagnoses of presacral masses in children include sacrococcygeal teratoma, anterior meningocele, neuroenteric cyst, and lymphoma.
Other conditions may be corrected by fetal surgery and require study: left congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, sacrococcygeal teratoma, and urinary tract obstruction.
Sacrococcygeal teratoma with nephroblastoma (Wilms' tumor): a variant of extragonadal teratoma in childhood: a histologic and ultrastructural study.