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Antenatal diagnosis of a sacrococcygeal teratoma

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B Mbumba ,

University Clinics of Kinshasa, RD Congo
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A Massez,

Department of Medical Imaging
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P Lingier,

Department of Pediatric Surgery
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C Donner,

Department of Fetal Medicine
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D Vermeylen,

Department of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ULB, Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium.
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J R Makulo,

University Clinics of Kinshasa, RD Congo
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F Lepira,

University Clinics of Kinshasa, RD Congo
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M Cassart

Department of Medical Imaging
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Abstract

Although rare, sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common congenital tumor. We report a case of a precociously diagnosed and rapidly growing cystic lesion. These tumors may be associated with hemodynamic and hemorrhagic complications. Therefore, affected fetuses should be carefully followed during the entire pregnancy by ultrasound and MR imaging in order to evaluate the evolution of the mass, its consequences on the fetal organs and to appreciate the wellbeing of the fetus. Delivery and post natal work up can therefore be optimized.

Keywords: Teratoma
How to Cite: Mbumba B, Massez A, Lingier P, Donner C, Vermeylen D, Makulo JR, et al.. Antenatal diagnosis of a sacrococcygeal teratoma. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2010;93(6):314–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.350
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Published on 10 Jun 2010.
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