Adv Pediatr Surg.  2019 Dec;25(2):35-43. 10.13029/aps.2019.25.2.35.

Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: A Survey by the Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons in 2018

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  • 1The Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Seoul, Korea. jtoh@yuhs.ac

Abstract

PURPOSE
The Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons (KAPS) performed a nationwide survey on sacrococcygeal teratoma in 2018.
METHODS
The authors reviewed and analyzed the clinical data of patients who had been treated for sacrococcygeal teratoma by KAPS members from 2008 to 2017.
RESULTS
A total of 189 patients from 18 institutes were registered for the study, which was the first national survey of this disease dealing with a large number of patients in Korea. The results were discussed at the 34th annual meeting of KAPS, which was held in Jeonju on June 21-22, 2018.
CONCLUSIONS
We believe that this study could be utilized as a guideline for the treatment of sacrococcygeal teratoma to diminish pediatric surgeons' difficulties in treating this disease and thus lead to better outcomes.

Keyword

Teratoma; Sacrococcygeal region; Surveys and questionnaires

MeSH Terms

Academies and Institutes
Humans
Jeollabuk-do
Korea
Sacrococcygeal Region
Surgeons*
Surveys and Questionnaires
Teratoma*
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