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Sacrococcygeal teratoma in an adolescent.

Authors:

Min Szu Yao ,

Department of Radiology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University
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Chia-Yuen Chen,

Department of Radiology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Department of Radiology
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Wei Yu Chen,

Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, Republic of China
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Wing P Chan

Department of Radiology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Department of Radiology
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Abstract

Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a neoplasm derived from more than one primitive germ cell layer. SCTs have rarely been reported in adults. We present a case of a 17-year-old youth who complained of a painful mass over his left buttock. The mass had been growing gradually since his childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined soft-tissue mass which contained mainly fat tissue and large intestine. The patient had complete excision of the tumor and coccyx. The gross impression and histology revealed a mature teratoma.

Keywords: Teratoma  
How to Cite: Yao MS, Chen C-Y, Chen WY, Chan WP. Sacrococcygeal teratoma in an adolescent.. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(5):322–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.680
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Published on 01 Sep 2012.
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