Which histologic findings are characteristic of coccyx pain?

Updated: Jan 07, 2021
  • Author: Patrick M Foye, MD; Chief Editor: Consuelo T Lorenzo, MD  more...
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A single case series of 8 patients who had undergone coccygectomy (surgical removal of the coccyx) revealed that in 5 patients, the main histologic change was disc degeneration at the sacrococcygeal joint; the surgical outcome was poor in all 5 patients. Two other cases had degenerative articular cartilage changes at the sacrococcygeal joint, and the postsurgical outcome was excellent in 1 of these patients and good in the second one. [21]


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