Sacrococcygeal teratoma: A case report and review of literature

Girwalkar-Bagle, Aparna; Thatte, W. S.; Gulia, Priyanka
October 2014
Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care;Oct-Dec2014, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p449
Academic Journal
Case Study
Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a tumour located at the base of coccyx (tail bone) and thought to be derived from embryonic germ cell layers.1,2 The tumors present mostly in infancy and are extremely rare in adults. Modern imaging techniques may be helpful to detect the extent of mass, but surgical excision is generally indicated at the time of detection. Most sacrococcygeal teratomas are not likely to be malignant and prognosis tends to be good after resection. Here we report a case and anesthetic / surgical management of a huge sacrococcygeal teratoma, which was more than half of the size and weight of the baby.


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