Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 195–198

Late urologic sequelae after surgery for congenital sacrococcygeal teratoma

  • Pekka Lahdenne
  • Sakari Wikström
  • Markku Heikinheimo
  • Eino Marttinen
  • Martti A. Siimes
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00175838

Cite this article as:
Lahdenne, P., Wikström, S., Heikinheimo, M. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (1992) 7: 195. doi:10.1007/BF00175838

Abstract

Forty-five patients treated for congenital sacrococcygeal teratoma were examined for late urologic outcome. The follow-up ranged from 4 to 42 (median 22) years. Only 8 patients experienced subjective urinary complaints. Sonography of the urinary tract revealed unilateral hydronephrosis in 2 patients, an ectopic kidney in 1, and a severely scarred kidney in 1; 1 patient had asymptomatic bacteriuria. Urodynamic screening using uroflowmetry was abnormal in 35 patients (78%). The risk of significant postoperative complications and subsequent late sequelae was greatest among patients with intrapelvic extension of the primary tumor.

Key words

Sacrococcygeal teratoma Urologic sequelae Uroflowmetry Hydronephrosis 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pekka Lahdenne
    • 1
  • Sakari Wikström
    • 1
  • Markku Heikinheimo
    • 1
  • Eino Marttinen
    • 1
  • Martti A. Siimes
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's HospitalUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Children's HospitalUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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