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How is a sacrococcygeal teratoma treated?
If your baby is born with a SCT, she will undergo surgery to remove the mass and reconstruct the perineum after birth. Your baby should do very well.
A small number of babies, however, experience progressive enlargement of the tumor very quickly prior to birth, which can lead to heart failure (hydrops). If this happens to your baby, the doctor may recommend prenatal intervention.
There are two types of prenatal interventions:
What happens after delivery to babies who underwent fetal surgery?
Some reconstructive surgery to properly close the perineum may be needed. Fetal skin is remarkably resilient and may heal on its own without any scarring.
Depending on the development of the tumor's cells, no further treatment may be needed, or your child's physician may determine that chemotherapy may be necessary.
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