Benign sacrococcygeal teratoma incidentally found on routine scoliosis radiographs in a 12-year-old female: a case report. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: To describe the imaging characteristics of sacrococcygeal teratomas and to review appropriate diagnostic evaluation and management. CLINICAL FEATURES: 12-year-old otherwise healthy, asymptomatic female with an incidental pelvic mass found on routine scoliosis radiographs. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The pelvic mass was further evaluated by MRI and CT scan. Management consisted of successful surgical resection with no postoperative complications. Pathology confirmed a mature, benign, sacrococcygeal teratoma. CONCLUSIONS: Chiropractors manage patients with scoliosis, which may include radiographic surveillance. Familiarity with the radiographic features of masses such as sacrococcygeal teratomas is important for prompt diagnosis and management.

publication date

  • March 2016