Coccygeal Hernia

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.

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