Sacrococcycygeal Teratoma in Adult
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Keywordsteratoma sacrococcygeal teratoma congenital tumors
We gratefully acknowledge Fátima Medeiros, MD for her illustrations.
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