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Original articles

IMAJ | volume

Journal 3, March 2005
pages: 160-162

Coccygectomy for Intractable Coccygodynia

    Summary

    Background: Coccygectomy is an uncommon procedure that many surgeons are reluctant to perform due to its proximity to the anus and the risk of rectal perforation and infection.

    Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and outcome of coccygectomy.

    Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the operative results in nine patients (seven females and two males) who underwent coccygectomy for coccygodynia in the last 5 years following conservative treatment failure.

    Results: The outcome of the procedure was excellent in five patients, good in one patient and poor in two patients.

    Conclusions: It is mandatory to perform bone scanning in every patient with coccygodynia and before coccygectomy in order to rule out the presence of malignancy. Coccygectomy is recommended for patients with isolated coccygodynia.

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