Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A 12-Year Experience Of A Single Center

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

  • Fatma Tuğba GÜVENÇ
  • Burak ARDIÇLI
  • İbrahim KARAMAN
  • Derya ERDOĞAN
  • Engin YILMAZ
  • Haşim Ata MADEN
  • Ayşe KARAMAN
  • İsmet Faruk ÖZGÜNER
Keywords: child, newborn, Sacrococcygeal teratoma


Objective: Sacrococcygeal tumor is a rare benign or malign germ cell tumor of infancy and early childhood. We report a 12-year single-center experience. 

Materials and Method: A total of 16 children operated with sacrococcygeal teratoma from 2004 to 2016 were reviewed retrospectively for their clinical features, treatment and follow-up. 

Results:  There were five boys and eleven girls between 1 day to 4 years of age. The most common symptom was sacrococcygeal mass. Complete resection of tumor involving coccyx was performed in all patients. Recurrence was seen in one case. Metastasis was also seen in one case.

Conclusion: Sacrococcygeal tumor is the most common tumor in newborn. Total excision is the treatment. The prognosis is excellent despite large tumor size and local invasion.



Key Words: Sacrococcygeal teratoma, child, newborn


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GÜVENÇ, F., ARDIÇLI, B., KARAMAN, İbrahim, ERDOĞAN, D., YILMAZ, E., MADEN, H., KARAMAN, A., & ÖZGÜNER, İsmet. (2017). Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A 12-Year Experience Of A Single Center. Acta Medica, 48(2), 1-4. Retrieved from
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