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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma


Synonyms of Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
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Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion
Sacrococcygeal teratomas are rare tumors that develop at the base of the spine by the tailbone (coccyx) known as the sacrococcygeal region. Although most of these tumors are non-cancerous (benign), they may grow quite large and once diagnosed, always require surgical removal. It is likely that all sacrococcygeal teratomas are present at birth (congenital) and most are discovered before birth by a routine prenatal ultrasound examination or an exam indicated for a uterus too large for dates. In rare cases, sacrococcygeal teratomas may be cancerous (malignant) at birth and many will become malignant if surgical resection is not performed. In extremely rare cases, sacrococcygeal tumors may be seen in adults. Most of these represent slow growing tumors that originated prenatally. In the majority of these cases, the tumor is benign, but may cause lower back pain and genitourinary and gastrointestinal symptoms. The cause of sacrococcygeal teratomas is unknown.

Organizations related to Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
    1599 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30329
    Phone #: 404-320-3333
    800 #: 800-227-2345
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.org
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
    P.O. Box 498
    Kensington MD 20895-0498
    Phone #: 301-962-3520
    800 #: 800-366-2223
    e-mail: staff@candlelighters,org
    Home page: http://www.candlelighters.org
  • Fetal Hope Foundation
    9786 S Holland Street
    Littelton CO 80127
    Phone #: 303-932-0553
    800 #: 877-789-4673
    e-mail: info@fetalhope.org
    Home page: http://www.fetalhope.org
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • National Cancer Institute
    6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
    Bethesda MD 20892-8322
    Phone #: 301-435-3848
    800 #: 800-422-6237
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
  • Rare Cancer Alliance
    1649 North Pacana Way
    Green Valley AZ 85614
    Phone #: 520-625-5495
    800 #: --
    e-mail: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
    Home page: http://www.rare-cancer.org



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