Sacrococcygeal teratoma: Results of a retrospective multicentric study in Belgium and Luxembourg

Citation
A. De Backer et al., Sacrococcygeal teratoma: Results of a retrospective multicentric study in Belgium and Luxembourg, EUR J PED S, 11(3), 2001, pp. 182-185
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
ISSN journal
0939-7248 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
182 - 185
Database
ISI
SICI code
0939-7248(200106)11:3<182:STROAR>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
Eighteen patients, operated upon for sacrococcygeal teratoma in 7 different centres in Belgium and Luxembourg between 1992 and 1996, were reviewed. Fr om an epidemiological point of view, this series compares very well to othe rs. Although: excellent results were obtained, with all patients surviving, some imperfection in diagnosis, timing of delivery and of operation, and i n operative technique was observed. Therefore, it is stated that for optima l treatment of sacrococcygeal teratoma to be achieved, these cases should b e treated in just a very few centres of neonatal surgery.