Prenatal diagnosis of acute bladder distension associated with fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma--a case report

Prenat Diagn. 1995 Dec;15(12):1160-4. doi: 10.1002/pd.1970151213.


A case report of sacrococcygeal teratoma prenatally diagnosed at 23 weeks of amenorrhea, subsequently causing dilatation of both lower and upper urinary tracts is presented. The importance of repeated ultrasonographic evaluation of fetuses with sacrococcygeal teratoma is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pregnancy
  • Sacrococcygeal Region*
  • Teratoma / complications
  • Teratoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Teratoma / surgery
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / diagnostic imaging
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / etiology*
  • Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction / surgery