Early Diagnosis of Fetal Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A Case Report

Translated Titles



孫德基(Der-Ji Sun);李昭男(Jau-Nan Lee);龍震宇(Cheng- Yu Long);蔡英美(Eing-Mei Tsai)

Key Words

胎兒 ; 骨氐尾骨畸胎瘤 ; fetus ; sonography ; sacrococcygeal teratoma


The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

19卷6期(2003 / 06 / 01)

Page #

313 - 316

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a rare fetal neoplasm with an incidence of 1 in. 40,000 births. Antenatal diagnosis is usually made after 22 weeks of gestation. Fetuses with this malformation are at risk of significant perinatal morbidity and mortality. Malignant components, coexisting with life-threatening anomalies, and chromosomal abnormalities are rare. Postulated causes of perinatal death include hydrops, dystocia, tumor rupture, preterm labor secondary to polyhydramnios, and anemia due either to hemorrhage or hemolysis within the tumor. Herein, we present a case of fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma diagnosed as early as 17 weeks of gestation.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 醫藥衛生綜合