Germ cell tumors of the sacrococcygeal region: radiologic-pathologic correlation.

@article{Keslar1994GermCT,
  title={Germ cell tumors of the sacrococcygeal region: radiologic-pathologic correlation.},
  author={P J Keslar and James L. Buck and Eric S Suarez},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={1994},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={607-20; quiz 621-2}
}
Germ cell tumors of the sacrococcygeal region include mature and immature teratomas and endodermal sinus tumor. Most sacrococcygeal teratomas are discovered in the newborn period as an obvious mass, but they may be detected prenatally. Endodermal sinus tumors are usually discovered later in early childhood. Pathologically and radiologically, teratomas are either both cystic and solid, predominantly cystic, or rarely solid. Over 50% have calcification or ossification. Most malignant teratomas… CONTINUE READING

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