Sacrococcygeal Yolk sac tumor presenting as subcutaneous fluid collection initially treated as abscess

Azher Merchant, Rosalyn W. Stewart

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Abstract

Malignant extragonadal germ cell tumors, though more common in infants and children, are rare. They occur in the body's midline and may have internal and external manifestations. We report a case of an 11-month-old female with sacrococcygeal extragonadal yolk sac tumor manifesting as a draining subcutaneous nodule after initial treatment as an abscess. Extragonadal germ cell tumors can present with external manifestations confusingly similar to other more benign soft tissue conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1068-1070
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume103
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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