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Doctor insights on: Is A Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Hereditary Or Environmental

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more


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What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

What is sacrococcygeal teratoma?

Tumor of infancy: Sacrococcygeal teratoma or sct is a tumor that normally occurs in infants located at the tailbone. Can be quite large or small. Can usually be picked on prenatal ultrasound. Occurs more commonly in girls and if removed promptly will most likely be benign. ...Read more

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How harmful is my unborn's sacrococcygeal teratoma?

How harmful is my unborn's sacrococcygeal teratoma?

Depends: A lot depends on the size and the amount of blood flow. If large with extensive blood flow it could cause heart failure of the fetus. This needs to be monitored carefully by your perinatologist and pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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Has anyone on here treated adults w/ sacrococcygeal teratoma? I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion to see if I have other treatment options.

Has anyone on here treated adults w/ sacrococcygeal teratoma? I'm wondering if I should get a second opinion to see if I have other treatment options.

Rare tumor/Second op: Yes you should seek a second opinion at a major cancer center as no one has seen such tumors except on rare occasions. So a second opinion can be very useful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

What is the difference between a teratoma and a blastoma?

Separate tumors: A teratoma is a tumor with tissue from an organ resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. They may contain hair, teeth, bone and, very rarely, more complex structures They are usuallly benign . The Blastoma is a tumor thought to arise in embryonic tissue and becomes associated with part of the name of the organ from which it was derived such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma. ...Read more

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Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Is a mature teratoma cancerous?

Very unlikely.: A teratoma is a tumor made up of normal organ tissues in a unusual location. Tissues may be more or less mature. The more mature the cells are, the more normal they are hence the less chance of them acting in a malignant way. There's a very slim chance that a teratoma behaves as a malignant tumor, but follow-up is critical: the more time passes after removal, the better the chances. ...Read more

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How could i get a benign cystic teratoma?

Unclear question: Do you have this problem? If so tell us where it is and if it has been treated or not. Why someone gets any disease is not obvious...It is chance or bad luck, i suppose. ...Read more