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

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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

  • Fatma Tuğba GÜVENÇ
  • Burak ARDIÇLI
  • İbrahim KARAMAN
  • Derya ERDOĞAN
  • Engin YILMAZ
  • Haşim Ata MADEN
  • Ayşe KARAMAN
  • İsmet Faruk ÖZGÜNER


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. 

Patients and method: A total of 16 children with operated 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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Jun 30, 2017
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GÜVENÇ, Fatma Tuğba et al. Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A 12-Year Experience Of A Single Center. Acta Medica, [S.l.], v. 48, n. 2, p. 1-4, june 2017. ISSN 2147-9488. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 may 2018.
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