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Fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12557042     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
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
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis
Sacrococcygeal Region
Teratoma* / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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