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2021 Mar-Apr

J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg



Coccygectomy for Chronic Refractory Coccygodynia in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients.


Almetaher H A, Mansour M A, Shehata M A
J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. 2021 Mar-Apr; 26(2):102-106.
PMID: 34083893.


Coccygodynia (also known as coccydynia and coccyalgia) described for the first time by Simpson in 1859. It is a disabling pain in the coccyx usually provoked by sitting or changing position from a sitting to a standing position. Treatment started with adjustment of ergonomics as specialized cushion for sitting, application of local heat, and oral analgesics. The aim of this study was to assess the results of total or partial coccygectomy for patients suffering from chronic refractory coccygodynia and not improving on conservative treatment in pediatrics and adolescents.