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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Alpha-fetoprotein Following Neonatal Resection Of Sacrococcygeal Teratoma.
Author: Barreto, Maria Weber Guimarães
Silva, Luciana Vivas
Barini, Ricardo
Oliveira-Filho, Antonio Gonçalves
Sbragia, Lourenço
Abstract: The sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is the most frequent tumor in the neonatal period. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels fall after tumoral resection, although the time required for level normalization has not been established. The authors evaluate the time required for AFP levels to reach normal levels in 6 infants with prenatal diagnosis of SCT who underwent surgery for resection. The mean time required for AFP level normalization was 9 months. All patients were alive and 1 had neurogenic bladder. AFP has a progressive decrease, which may last 9 months in average and should not be confused with tumoral relapse.
Subject: Cellulitis
Infant, Newborn
Postoperative Complications
Prenatal Diagnosis
Retrospective Studies
Sacrococcygeal Region
Time Factors
Citation: Pediatric Hematology And Oncology. v. 23, n. 4, p. 287-91, 2006-Jun.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/08880010600629056
Date Issue: 2006
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