Sacrococcygeal teratoma in an adolescent

Min Szu Yao, Chia Yuen Chen, Wei Yu Chen, Wing P. Chan

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Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a neoplasm derived from more than one primitive germ cell layer. SCTs have rarely been reported in adults. We present a case of a 17-year-old youth who complained of a painful mass over his left buttock. The mass had been growing gradually since his childhood. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a well-defined soft-tissue mass which contained mainly fat tissue and large intestine. The patient had complete excision of the tumor and coccyx. The gross impression and histology revealed a mature teratoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Yao, M. S., Chen, C. Y., Chen, W. Y., & Chan, W. P. (2012). Sacrococcygeal teratoma in an adolescent. JBR-BTR, 95(5), 322-324.