Craig T. Albanese, MD, MBA

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  • Fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY Graf, J. L., Albanese, C. T. 2003; 27 (1): 84-86


    Advances in prenatal diagnosis including improvements in ultrasonography have revealed the natural history of fetal sacrococcygeal teratomas, and this natural history differs substantially from that for postnatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratoma. A fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma may lead to perinatal morbidity and mortality by a variety of mechanisms. Adverse clinical sequelae of a sacrococcygeal teratoma can be prevented by accurate prenatal assessment and appropriate obstetrical and perinatal management. Development of fetal hydrops and/or placentomegaly predicts fetal demise. Fetal surgical intervention has proven successful in highly selected cases.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s00268-002-6741-6

    View details for Web of Science ID 000180270800013

    View details for PubMedID 12557042

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