Journal of the American Medical Association
1930; 95 (21): 1588.
Gustav A. Pagenstecher
Abstract by Jon Miles
A patient who had had her coccyx removed for coccydynia later developed a hernia in the area. What happened in this case was that a stout patient who had a very wide and deep pelvis had the anococcygeal body stripped from the sacral attachment during the removal of the coccyx. The hernia was repaired.