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RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 111-114


An observational study on Sacrococcygeal teratoma a pediatric tumor at Liaquat university Hospital, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Pushpa Goswami, Nand Lal Kella, Samreen Memon.

Abstract
Objective: To high light and add to local literature regarding sacrococcygeal
Teratoma (SCT).
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted in the department of Pediatric surgery of Liaquat University Hospital, Sindh, Pakistan from January 2010 to December 2015. A total of 10 patients with SCT were included in the study. Surgery was performed all cases. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 18.
Results: Out of 10 patients, 6 were males, 4 were females with age ranging between 20 hours to 08 months. Nine were full term while only one was preterm baby. Four were delivered by normal vaginal delivery and six by cesarean section. Only three were diagnosed by ultrasound in antenatal period while seven in postnatal period.
Conclusions: SCT requires surgical excision by team of experts including pediatric surgeon, neonatologist, neurosurgeon and anesthesiologist. Better surgical outcomes are possible in our setup provided surgery in proper time and be properly done.

Key words: Congenital tumors, sacrococcygeal teratoma, neonatal tumors


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