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Benign sacrococcygeal teratoma in a child: a case report with a review of the literature
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19748243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sacrococcygeal teratomas are rare congenital tumors, generally discovered at birth. These tumors are seldom observed in children. Radical resection must be performed to avoid potentially malignant recurrence even if the primary lesion is benign. We report a case in an 8-year-old girl who did not have a past medical history. Since the age of 2 years, she presented a progressive sacral tumefaction with no neurological deficit. The MRI showed a large sacrococcygeal cyst in hypointense-signal T1-weighted imaging with no contrast enhancement, and a hyperintense signal in T2-weighted imaging. At surgery, the tumor was totally removed. The intraoperative aspect was that of a viscous cyst. The histological study showed a sacrococcygeal teratoma.
K Aniba; H Ghannane; M Lmejjati; M Ouali; H Jalal; A Ousehal; S Ait Benali
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-09-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives de p??diatrie : organe officiel de la Soci??te fran??aise de p??diatrie     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1769-664X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Pediatr     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-28     Completed Date:  2010-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421356     Medline TA:  Arch Pediatr     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  1467-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de neurochirurgie, CHU Mohamed VI, poste Allal El Fassi, Marrakech, Morocco.
Vernacular Title:
T??ratome sacrococcygien b??nin chez l'enfant : revue de litt??rature ?? propos d'un cas.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Sacrococcygeal Region* / pathology,  surgery
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / congenital*,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Teratoma / congenital*,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
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0/Contrast Media

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