Osteomyelitis of the coccyx and sacrum with sinus formation simulating anorectal fistula - Report of two cases

The New England Journal of Medicine

1940; 223: 668-671

Harry E. Bacon, M.D., and Andrew Taylor, M.D.



Infections of the perineum are surgical conditions of common occurrence, which, in an age of certified specialization, may be seen by any one of several types of specialist. They include rare abscesses, pointing in the perineum, from ruptured appendices, and caries of the pelvic bone. It is the purpose of this paper to present two unusual cases which were cured only after localization of the infective process in the lower portion of the vertebral column.

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