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Gluteal teratoma: An atypical presentation in a 2-year-old girl

A L Delgado, M Mvuyisi, A Dhaffala

Abstract


Most gluteal teratomas reported in the literature are lateralised sacrococcygeal teratomas. These tumours derive from more than one embryonic germ cell layer, and are usually diagnosed in infancy. We report a case of a large unilateral teratoma protruding through the left gluteus skin of a 2-year-old girl, anterior to the sacrum and coccyx. A complete excision of the tumour was achieved.


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A L Delgado, Department of Surgery, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

M Mvuyisi, Department of Surgery, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

A Dhaffala, Department of Surgery, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa

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South African Journal of Child Health 2019;13(3):141-142. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2019.v13i3.1576

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-10-03
Date published: 2019-10-03

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