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.