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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1974;3(1): 63-68.
One Case Report of Giant Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in Infancy.
Y K Choi, D J Kim, H S Park, K W Lee
1Department of Neurosurgery, The National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, The National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a very rare tumor of infancy, the incidence being reported about one in every 20,000 to 40,000 live births. Most of the reported cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma appear in female infants with an incidence of 75 to 90 per cent. The great majority of these neoplasm are benign but the incidence of malignancy is reported to be 25%. Those who had giant sized sacrococcygeal teratoma may caused obstetric complication such as dystocia and stillbirth, and may necessitate early cesarian section. A case of a 3 days old male with giant sacrococcygeal teratoma is reported and mentioned about successful surgical management.
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