Three-dimensional power Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of a cystic sacrococcygeal teratoma mimicking a meningomyelocele: A case report

Maiko Sugitani, Seiichi Morokuma, Nobuhiro Hidaka, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Tomoaki Taguchi, Kiyomi Tsukimori, Norio Wake

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Abstract

Sacrococcygeal teratomas have been diagnosed prenatally on sonograms as masses of cystic, solid, or mixed echogenicity from the sacral area and protruding through the perineum or buttocks. However, a cystic sacrococcygeal teratoma may be misdiagnosed as an anterior sacral meningomyelocele, especially when presenting as a posterior cystic mass. We report a case in which threedimensional power Doppler imaging was helpful for making a correct prenatal diagnosis of a type 1 cystic sacrococcygeal teratoma, which mimicked a meningomyelocele.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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