Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (Part 1)

Last Updated: September 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

TERATOMA

A teratoma is a tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. The word teratoma comes from Greek and means roughly monstrous tumor. teratomas (the plural infrequently given as teratomata) have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely more complex organs such as eyeball, torso, and hand. Usually, however, a teratoma will contain no organs but rather one or more tissues normally found in organs such as the brain, liver, and lung. all of which are the result of abnormal development of pluripotent (or totipotent) cells: germ cells and embryonal cells

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Age   :   1year  6months

Sex    :   Female.

R/N   :    2815/3

Date  of  Admission : 30.01.07

Address  : Ullapara, Siranjgong, Bangladesh

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma

Chief  Complains: 

A  mass  on  the  back since  birth which  was  gradually  increase  in  size.

General  examination:

Anamia: (+)

Jaundice: (-)

Cyanosis: (-)

Oedema: (-)

Pulse: 104/min

H/R: 80/min

R/R: 26/min

Temp: Normal

Heart: S1+S2+0

Lung: NAD

Examination of The Mass

Location   : Mass is located in the sacrococcygeal region.

Extension : It is predominantly extended with little

presacral extension.

Character : Lobulated with some limb like projection.

Some part is cystic and remaining part is

firm in consistency. On limb like projection

there are 4 fingers with nail.

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma picture

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Part 2 will be coming soon….

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Last Updated: September 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

Comments

  1. IDARA says

    we have a little girl at university of calabar teaching hospital in Nigeria with a sacrococcyxgeal mass too, though hers is not as big as this and is still in the benign stage considering it’s cystic and she’s just 6 weeks old. what are they going to do for this child?

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