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Fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma.
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PMID:  12557042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in prenatal diagnosis including improvements in ultrasonography have revealed the natural history of fetal sacrococcygeal teratomas, and this natural history differs substantially from that for postnatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma. A fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma may lead to perinatal morbidity and mortality by a variety of mechanisms. Adverse clinical sequelae of a sacrococcygeal teratoma can be prevented by accurate prenatal assessment and appropriate obstetrical and perinatal management. Development of fetal hydrops and/or placentomegaly predicts fetal demise. Fetal surgical intervention has proven successful in highly selected cases.
Joy L Graf; Craig T Albanese
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0364-2313     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-30     Completed Date:  2003-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Fetal Treatment Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Room HSW 1601, San Francisco, California 94143, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Prenatal Diagnosis
Sacrococcygeal Region
Teratoma* / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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