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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Table 1 Distribution of common pediatric spine tumors based on their anatomic location Intramedullary Intradural Extradural Neoplasms extramedullary Neoplasms Astrocytoma Neurofibromatosis Osseous neoplasms Ganglioglioma Schwannoma Neuroblastoma Ependymoma Meningioma AT RT Neuroblastoma Congenital Neoplasms Dermoid/Epidermoid Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
2) The common benign primary bone tumors of the pediatric age group include hemangiomas, osteoid osteomas, osteoblastomas, Langerhan cell histiocytosis, aneurysmal bone cysts and sacrococcygeal teratomas.
An ultrasound was done at 32 weeks of gestation and it showed sacrococcygeal teratoma in the fetus, not diagnosed in earlier scans.
The exact embryologesis of sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is not clear.
It is well known that an important relationship exists between the age at diagnosis of a patient with a sacrococcygeal teratoma and outcome.
3,4) On the MR imaging study, the lack of fat or cystic change made a presacral sacrococcygeal teratoma unlikely.
NEW ORLEANS -- The presence of hydrops is a poor prognostic sign in fetuses diagnosed antenatally with sacrococcygeal teratoma.
We see a whole range of fetal problems, from choroid plexus cysts, to agenesis of the corpus callosum, complicated CNS problems, sacrococcygeal teratoma, obstructive uropathy, and even myelomeningocele, which is somewhat controversial because for the first time we're [attempting to treat] a nonlethal condition," said Dr.
Adzick describes fetal surgeries for two life-threatening defects: lung masses, which may compress the developing heart, leading to heart failure, and sacrococcygeal teratomas, large tumors attached to the fetus's tailbone, which can lead to heart failure or a fatal hemorrhage before birth.
Fetal anomalies that may indicate delivery by C-section include monoamniotic or conjoined twins because of cord entanglement, hydrocephalus, cystic hygroma, sacrococcygeal teratomas, congenital heart block, hydrops fetalis, and skeletal dysplasia.