Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT) in Children

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Overview

A sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a benign tumor that develops at the base of your child's coccyx (tailbone).

  • It's the most common tumor in newborns — it affects 1 in every 35,000 babies.
  • These are usually non-malignant when diagnosed after birth.
  • After treatment, your baby should make a full recovery.

A comprehensive level of care

The Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) of Boston Children's Hospital is making a significant difference in the outcomes for families facing challenges to the health of their fetus or newborn.

Pushing beyond the pages of yesterday's textbooks, we are rewriting what is possible in fetal medicine delivering hope — and healthy babies — through groundbreaking advancements and a commitment to the best in pediatric care.

Boston Children’s is so much more than a hospital—it’s a community of researchers, clinicians, administrators, support staff, innovators, teachers, patients and families, all working together to make the impossible possible. ”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
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For Patients: 617-355-6000
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