Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of sacrococcygeal teratomas?

Updated: Nov 22, 2019
  • Author: Chad A Hamilton, MD; Chief Editor: Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Sacrococcygeal teratomas should be differentiated from neural tube defects, specifically meningoceles or meningomyeloceles. The following are also included in the differential [6, 17] :

  • Epidermoid cysts
  • Anal duct or pilonidal cysts
  • Rectal abscesses
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Imperforate anus
  • Rectal prolapse

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