Sacrococcygeal Teratoma- A Case Report

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (63) Last page: (66)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma- A Case Report 
Shivendra Agrawal1*, Zeel Sheth2, Urvish Parikh3  
1,32nd year Resident General Surgery, 2Assistant Professor Pediatric Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College & VS General Hospital, Ahmedabad  (India) 
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Online Published on 02-Jul-2019


Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a tumor located at the base of coccyx (tail bone) and thought to be derived from embryonic  germ cell layers¹̛ 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 surgical management of a large sacrococcygeal teratoma. 


tumors, sacrococcygeal, teratomas, prognosis

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