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Paediatr Anaesth. 2008 May;18(5):431-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2008.02450.x. Epub 2008 Feb 28.

Emergent excision of a prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. trank@email.chop.edu

Abstract

Prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT) have higher mortality rates than those diagnosed in the neonatal period. Natural history of SCT varies, and management depends on pathophysiology. Treatment may be minimally invasive or require open surgery. Intervention may take place in the prenatal period, or it may occur within minutes to days after birth. Optimal care requires close follow up and communication between members of a multidisciplinary team. We present a case of prenatally diagnosed SCT and address the evaluation, anesthetic considerations, and mechanisms needed to care for this high risk population.

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