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.

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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Complications with massive sacrococcygeal tumor resection on a premature neonate.
In that case, any sacrococcygeal tumor may compress upon fourth sacral roots also, leading to neurological involvement of the bladder and rectum also.
Although pelvic and/or retroperitoneal extension of a sacrococcygeal tumor is not unusual, an exclusively retroperitoneal or abdominal location is uncommon, comprising less than 5% of all EGCTs.
Microscopic Tumor Extension (applicable to sacrococcygeal tumors only)
Sacrococcygeal tumor more common in fifth and sixth decade whereas in speno-occipital in children and adolescent.
(10) It is commonly present after the age of thirty, the sacrococcygeal tumors are more common in the fifth and sixth decades of life, but distinctly uncommon in patients younger than twenty years of age, the tumors in this age group tend to occur in the base of the skull and the cervical spine.
McCune, "Management of sacrococcygeal tumors," Annals of Surgery, vol.