Study of the factors associated with recurrence in children with sacrococcygeal teratoma.

PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore effects of (1) histological involvement of resection margins with microscopic residue, (2) incomplete removal of coccyx, and (3) tumor spillage on recurrence and on survival in children operated upon for sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT). METHODS Retrospective review of 70 patients treated between 1960 and 2003… CONTINUE READING