Giant sacrococcygeal teratoma embolization

Umberto G. Rossi, Maurizio Cariati, Paolo Tomà

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Resection of giant sacrococcygeal teratoma with high-vasculature in newborns can be a fatal procedure due to massive bleeding of the tumor. Endovascular embolization of the arteries that supply the tumor may lead to minimal blood loss. We present a case of giant high-vascular sacrococcygeal teratoma type-1 that was embolized in an infant born at 35 weeks gestation. This procedure lead to a safe, surgical resection with minimal bleeding: 12 ml.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Angiography
  • embolization
  • MRI
  • newborn
  • sacrococcygeal teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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