A Case of Type III Cystic Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Soo Han Yoon; Se-Hyuck Park
July 2006
Pediatric Neurosurgery;Jul2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p234
Academic Journal
We report a rare case of congenital type III cystic teratoma that may be falsely diagnosed as an anterior sacral meningocele. A female newborn baby presented with a long, white-colored 4 × 1 cm coccygeal cyst posterior to the anus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated that a 10 × 4 cm elliptical intrapelvic and -abdominal mass anterior to the sacrum and coccyx extended inferiorly to the retrorectal space. We intraoperatively found that the cyst consisted of a mostly thin, white wall, but also with small posterior narrow nodules. We suggest that all cysts in the sacrococcygeal area should be excluded from teratoma carefully, with MRI. Copyright © 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel


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