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Sacrococcygeal Teratoma


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Treatment

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How might a sacrococcygeal teratoma be treated?

The treatment for sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) typically involves surgery to remove the tumor. Surgery occurs either in the prenatal period or shortly after delivery. The timing is dependent on the size of the tumor and the associated symptoms.[1]

To learn more about both prenatal and postnatal surgery for SCT, visit the following links from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
http://www.chop.edu/treatments/fetal-surgery-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-sct/about#.VqGW_PkrJD8

http://www.chop.edu/treatments/postnatal-surgery-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-sct#.VqGX7vkrJD8
Last updated: 2/17/2016

References
  1. About Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT). The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. http://www.chop.edu/conditions-diseases/sacrococcygeal-teratoma-sct/about#.VsTF7_krJhE. Accessed 1/22/2016.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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