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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed

Clinical Presentation:
Frequently present in the newborn as large mass arising between the coccyx and anus.

Neoplasm containing sebaceous material, hair, dental derivatives and bone. When excised in the newborn all are benign, when excised in older children many more are malignant.

Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
The abdominal plain film shows calcifications in 60% and an intact sacrum with the mass being presacral in location.

Computed tomography shows a unilocular or multilocular cystic lesion containing mixed contents. Part of mass is external and part is intrapelvic.



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