Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

  • Dhanya Mullassery
  • Paul D. Losty


Sacrococcygeal tumour (SCT) is the commonest neoplasm seen in the newborn. A ‘teratoma’ (derived from the Greek language meaning “Monster”)—is best defined as a neoplasm arising from primitive tissues which originated from all three embryonic germ cell layers—endoderm. Mesoderm and ectoderm. SCT occurs in 1:30,000–40,000 births according to recent publications emerging from the UK and Europe (Ayed et al. Prenat Diagn. 35: 1037–47, 2015; Pauniaho et al. Acta Paediatr. 102:e251–6, 2013). There is often a female preponderence (3:1) except in familial cases of SCT which may have an equal gender distribution (M:F = 1).


Sacrococcygeal teratoma Prenatal diagnosis staging Surgery Outcomes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Translational MedicineAlder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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