Prenatal and Postnatal Surgery for Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT)

Among the many issues clinicians face today, staying current with advances in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management, surgical repair and long-term outcomes for congenital anomalies is becoming a major challenge. This enduring material continuing education activity will provide participants a foundation and framework to confidently diagnose and evaluate fetal sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT), and determine the appropriate level of care.

This course incorporates evidence-based diagnostic techniques, current options and criteria for fetal intervention, guidelines for neonatal surgical management and contemporary outcomes associated with this defect. In addition, this lecture includes a review of current research and discusses pertinent case studies. The intent is to provide clinicians the knowledge to confidently manage pregnancies complicated by a fetal sacrococcygeal teratoma and care for neonates with this rare anomaly. 

Upon completion of this enduring material, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the pathophysiology and natural history of prenatally diagnosed sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCT)
  2. List available surgical management options for fetal tumors and indications for each
  3. Cite key principles for tumor resection
  4. Discuss survival and long term outcomes associated with fetal tumors

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this enduring material for a maximum .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Nurse and Registered Nurse Participation

Advanced practice providers (APP), nurses and respiratory therapists who complete this enduring material educational activity will need to follow the instructions in the “Method of Participation” section and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion, which may be used for re-licensure and re-certification. For further information, please contact Kathleen Monforto, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN, Education Nurse Specialist, at monforto@email.chop.edu.