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Sacrococcygeal teratoma in the newborn: a case study of prenatal management and clinical intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18557266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCTs) are the most common germinal cell neoplasms of the fetus and neonate. They originate during embryonic development when the primitive streak fails to differentiate among mesodermal, ectodermal, and endodermal tissues in the embryonic disc. This article discusses the fetal pathophysiology of SCTs and the impact of the condition on the newborn. Fetal SCTs can have life-threatening physiologic effects--such as premature labor, dystocia, and high-output cardiac failure--if not managed appropriately. Clinical manifestations, prenatal diagnosis, therapeutic approaches and treatment options for the fetus and newborn, and current research related to SCTs are addressed to aid practitioners caring for a fetus or infant diagnosed with an SCT.
Kara M Fadler; Debbie Fraser Askin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-91     Citation Subset:  N    
Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Trees
Dystocia / etiology
Fetal Therapies / methods,  nursing
Heart Failure / etiology
Hydrops Fetalis / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
Neonatal Nursing / methods
Obstetric Labor, Premature / etiology
Perinatology / methods
Perioperative Care / methods,  nursing
Prenatal Care / methods*
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  surgery*
Teratoma / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  surgery*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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