Use of intraoperative lateral pelvic X-ray to localize and ensure coccyx removal during sacrococcygeal teratoma resection
En bloc removal of the coccyx during sacrococcygeal teratoma resection is necessary to decrease the risk of recurrence. However, variable anatomy often makes the border between the coccyx and sacrum difficult to identify. We describe the use of intraoperative lateral pelvic X-ray to localize this border and ensure complete coccygectomy.
KeywordsRecurrence Sacrum Coccyx Sacrococcygeal teratoma Prognosis Imaging
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This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
This procedure involving a human participant was in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments.
Informed consent was obtained from this patient’s legal guardian, and informed assent was obtained from the patient herself.
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