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I am pregnant and my baby has been recently diagnosed with a sacrococcygeal teratoma. My OBGYN has never had a case like this. The tumor is relatively large but does not have excessive blood flow. Would the baby develop hydrops if blood flow is very little but the tumor is large? See answer
I had a sacrococcygeal teratoma removed when I was very young. I have since had numerous surgeries to remove scar tissue and a total hysterectomy. I have been trying to get information as to what problems I may have because of this history. I have started having a lot problems and I now have to walk with a cane. I also have had horrible lower back pain for years - could this be due to this rare condition? See answer