Glomus tumor of the coccyx. A curable cause of coccygodynia.

Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

1991 Jan, 115:1, 78-80

Duncan L; Halverson J; DeSchryver-Kecskemeti K

Department of Pathology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.

A 30-year-old woman presented with recurrent severe coccygodynia. She underwent exploration for a possible pilonidal sinus and was found to have a precoccygeal glomus tumor that also involved bony trabeculae of the coccyx. To our knowledge, a glomus tumor involving the coccygeal bone has not been previously documented. In view of the relief of this patient's pain following the surgical excision of coccyx and tumor, a causal role is suggested.

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