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Antenatal diagnosis of large sacro-coccygeal teratoma with foetal cardiomegaly and hydrops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20071824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a young primigravida who presented with a 20 weeks pregnancy with a previous diagnosis of uterine fibroid. However, ultrasound evaluation revealed the presence of a large sacro-coccygeal teratoma in the foetus which was heterogeneous with cystic areas and calcific foci, and showed increased vascularity. There was also evidence of foetal cardiomegaly and hydrops foetalis, indicated by subcutaneous oedema in the foetus,thickened placenta and polyhydramnios. The presence of hydrops with sacro-coccygeal teratoma has a grave prognosis for the mother and child; hence termination of pregnancy was done. A 20 weeks old foetus with a huge sacro-coccygeal mass, which was ruptured at many places and showed areas of active bleed, was expelled.
N Gupta; D Shah; U Singh; A Tiwari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1812-2078     ISO Abbreviation:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-14     Completed Date:  2010-06-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Radiology, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / embryology,  ultrasonography*
Abortion, Eugenic
Cardiomegaly / embryology,  ultrasonography*
Fatal Outcome
Hydrops Fetalis / ultrasonography*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Sacrococcygeal Region
Spinal Neoplasms / embryology,  ultrasonography*
Teratoma / embryology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Young Adult

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