Emergent excision of a prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma

Kha M. Tran, Alan W. Flake, Nina V. Kalawadia, Lynne G. Maxwell, Mohamed A. Rehman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalPaediatric anaesthesia
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Cesarean section
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Sacrococcygeal teratoma
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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