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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-218

Fetal immature sacrococcygeal teratoma


1 Department of General Surgery, Aster Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS), Calicut, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Aster Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS), Calicut, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amal George
Department of General Surgery, Aster Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences(MIMS), Calicut
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ksj.ksj_1_20

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is an unusual congenital tumour that arises from embryologically multipotent cells in the Hensen's node, which is located in the coccyx. Neonatal SCT is rare, with an incidence of one in 35,000 live births with a female predominance (3:1–4:1 ratio). It generally presents in two distinct fashions: (a) Newborns with large predominantly external masses, which are noted in utero or at the time of delivery and are rarely malignant, and (b) older infants and young children presenting with tumours predominately confined to the pelvis with a much higher rate of malignancy. Most SCTs are diagnosed prenatally because of the routine obstetric ultrasonography. Here, we are reporting the case of newborn with SCT presenting as external mass.


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