Adult sacrococcygeal teratoma: a case report.

Departments of Surgery University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Ghana medical journal 04/2009; 43(1):40-2.
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ABSTRACT Sacrococcygeal teratomas are extremely rare in adults. We present an adult female with a sacrococcygeal teratoma managed in our hospital.

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