Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT)

Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is a common tumor found in newborns that develops before birth and grows from a baby's tailbone. Postnatal resection of the SCT tumor is a common treatment approach. At CHOP, fetal surgery for SCT is available for babies who develop fetal hydrops, a life-threatening condition that puts both mom and baby at risk.

Reshaping a Life: Teratomas

Why Choose Us?

CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment offers an unmatched level of care for babies with prenatally diagnosed birth defects. Our team is among the most experienced in the world, and includes pioneers in fetal medicine. Learn about our expertise and approach to care, and why that means better outcomes for your baby.