Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Pathology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Dermatology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a rare tumor, present in approximately one in 40,000 live births. A small proportion of SCT have malignant potential, so prompt recognition and surgical resection are necessary. We report two cases of SCT initially misdiagnosed as hemangiomas because of their cutaneous appearance and in particular vascular stains overlying soft tissue mass. These two cases emphasize that SCT should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hemangiomas and in particular of congenital hemangiomas.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Sacrococcygeal teratoma is the most common type of extragonadal germ cell tumor in infants and young children. Sacrococcygeal teratomas can uncommonly present in an intra-abdominal fashion, with minimal clinical findings. Dermatologic lesions overlying the vertebrae or buttocks are often associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma and may be the only clue to their presence. Here, we report a case of an intra-abdominal sacrococcygeal teratoma presenting with an anatomically separate buttock hemangioma.
Pediatric Surgery International 09/2013; 29(12). DOI:10.1007/s00383-013-3417-2 · 1.00 Impact Factor
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