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Sacrococcycygeal Teratoma in Adult

Report of a Case
  • Mario Jucá
  • Felipe Farias de Oliveira
  • Edmundo Guilherme Gomes
  • Edmond Le Campion
Case

Abstract

Background

Sacrococcygeal teratomas are neoplasias, which are most frequently found in infants, with the sacrococcígea area being the most frequently found extragonadal location.

Aim of the Study

To describe a sacrococcygeal teratoma in a 51-year-old adult patient and discuss the diagnosis and management.

Methods

The case of a 51-year-old woman who had a sacrococcygeal teratoma. Computed tomography showed a mass containing calcification. Early signs were when she experienced acute lower back pain upon leaning over or sitting.

Results

The tumor appeared first as a sacral swelling. The patient also claimed disturbances in her bowel functioning. Computed tomography (CT) showed the tumor and its relationship inside the pelvic cavity. Surgical ablation was performed on the entire tumor and the coccyx was preserved.

Conclusion

The surgical block was sent to pathological exam, which showed it to be a mature sacrococcygeal teratoma. A good clinical evolution took place after resection.

Keywords

teratoma sacrococcygeal teratoma congenital tumors 

Notes

Acknowledgment

We gratefully acknowledge Fátima Medeiros, MD for her illustrations.

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© Humana Press Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Jucá
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Felipe Farias de Oliveira
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Edmundo Guilherme Gomes
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Edmond Le Campion
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Coloproctology Discipline, Department of SurgeryUniversity Federal of AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  2. 2.TCRS-SWMCDallasUSA
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryUniversity Hospital of the School of Medicine, University Federal of AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  4. 4.Discipline of ColoproctologyUniversity Federal of AlagoasMaceióBrazil

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