Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
versão impressa ISSN 0004-282X
FALAVIGNA, Asdrubal; GANDARA, Carlos; FERRAZ, Fernando Antonio Patriani e SACILOTO, Bruno. Sacrococcigeal teratoma: report of three cases. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2004, vol.62, n.2a, pp. 334-338. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2004000200026.
Germ cell tumors are originated from the primary stem cell located either in or outside the gonadal system. Teratomas are the major group, with the sacrococcygeal location being the most common extragonadal site, independent they are benign or malignant. We describe three cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma and emphasize aspects of diagnosis, surgical techniques and complementary approaches.
Palavras-chave : teratoma; sacrococcygeal; spinal cord neoplasms.