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Surgery for SacroCoccygeal Teratoma

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SacroCoccygeal Teratoma is a tumor or abnormal growth that occurs at the tailbone while the fetus is still developing. The tumor can grow into a large and are usually benign at the time of birth. But, they can become cancerous if left untreated. A surgical procedure is performed by the pediatric surgeon and the neonatologist to remove the tumor along with the tailbone. Neonates who undergo this surgery live a healthy life with normal bowel function.