Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in a Child: A Case Report

  • Yam B Roka Chief of Neurosurgery, Neuro Hospital, Jahada Road, Biratnagar-13
  • Manzil Shrestha Division of Anaesthesiology, Neuro Hospital, Jahada Road, Biratnagar-13
  • Sagar R Pandey Division of Pathology, Neuro Hospital, Jahada Road, Biratnagar-13
Keywords: Childhood tumors, Sacrum, Sacrococcygeal teratoma

Abstract

Sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT) are tumors that arise in the sacrococcygeal area containing tissue
from all three germ layers. SCT has an incidence of approximately one in 35,000 – 40,000 live births
with malignant transformation with increasing age. We report a case in a four year old which was excised
completely via the postanal route with no operative or postoperative morbidity. The histopathology was
that of yolk sac variant and she is planned for chemoradiotherapy.

Key words: Childhood tumors; Sacrum; Sacrococcygeal teratoma

DOI: 10.3126/jnps.v30i2.3450

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. May-August, 2010 Vol 30(2) 113-115

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Roka, Y., Shrestha, M., & Pandey, S. (1). Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in a Child: A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 30(2), 113-115. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v30i2.3450
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