Vaginal surgical intervention for a sacro-coccygeal teratoma obstructing labor

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 1976;55(2):183-5. doi: 10.3109/00016347609156810.


Congenital sacro-coccygeal teratomas are rare tumors and may cause dystocia. The case presented was managed unusually by incisional drainage of the tumor through the vagina in a course of an obstructed labor, though the vaginal delivery resulted in the birth of a live, healthy infant.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dystocia / etiology*
  • Dystocia / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Sacrococcygeal Region
  • Teratoma / complications
  • Teratoma / congenital
  • Teratoma / surgery*
  • Vagina